Pros and Cons of DAS, Generic NAS, and Specialty NAS for Backup. Network Attached Storage and Backup NAS vs. Direct Attached Storage
One of the more popular backup software packages is StorageCraft’s ShadowProtect. This document discusses preparing an emergency recovery environment using that software that will work with any USB 2.0 connected Highly Reliable Systems backup product.
Increasing the speed of a backup is like finding the proverbial “weak link in the chain.” Because our products operate in an interdependent system, removing one bottleneck can cause another. The following list introduces some areas to consider when you experience long backup times. Some … Continue reading
The HRS 201 BNAS has so many capabilities with its robust and unique hardware. Because the HRS-201 BNAS also has Deduping software available for free, it is an ideal receptacle for network and Internet backups. Why pay $1.00 per month per gigabyte of storage … Continue reading
Even though our products work with a variety of back–up software, we have found that most of our customers use Symantec’s Backup Exec. This program provides a wide variety of set-up options which will cover most personal and business back up requirements. The latest version of … Continue reading
Hard drive makers tend to obscure useful hard drive reliability information. This paper will attempt to clear the air as this information relates to RAID 0 drive arrays.
One of the most common backup programs used by our customers is Symantec Backup Exec. This paper will provide the instructional concepts to setup BE with a single and multi-bay High-Rely backup unit.
Some backup software requires that only one specific location be used for backups. This paper will explain how to setup your multi-bay High-Rely unit to be used with this type of software.
The advent of Highly Reliable System’s Tandem DXR and FirstRAID G2 backup systems poses some interesting backup possibilities including some which require no software whatsoever. This paper briefly discusses a few of those strategies.
There are some hidden disadvantages to internet based backup which are often not understood until the system is already in place and the real problems arise. This document tries to relate a few of those pitfalls.
There are some hidden advantages to using removable High-Rely backup drives compared to conventional low cost hard drive enclosures for network backup. These are often not understood until the system is already in place and the real problems arise. This document outlines some of the pitfalls … Continue reading
The Auto-play feature in MS Windows can be very annoying or disrupting to backup functions when using removable drive media like that in a High-Rely system. This document explains how to configure the AutoPlay feature in Windows so that you can disable it entirely or … Continue reading
If your backups are consuming too much time or your compromising the scope of your backups to cut time, investigating your backup bottlenecks could well be worth your effort. Often the bottleneck may not be where you think.
One way to perform a bare-metal restore from a High-Rely SlimLine backup drive to an Ubuntu Linux version 6.10 server.
The new Acronis True Image 9.1 is used in combination with Acronis Universal Restore to perform a bare metal restore to different hardware using a 5bay High-Rely as backup media.
Several data storage and backup companies have invested in bare metal restore capabilities. StorageCraft ShadowProtect Server Edition (SPS) Version 18.104.22.168 is capable of performing such a restore in a minimal period of time. Their current version is capable of performing the task only to the same … Continue reading
What truly is the best media for Archival purposes and why? This paper is intended to help the reader understand the issues and criteria of relevance in making this decision.
The new Backup Exec System Restore Version 7.0 is busted out to test a complete bare metal restore to whole new hardware platform using a 5-bay High Rely as the backup media.
Customers replace disk drives at rates far higher than those suggested by the estimated mean time between failure (MTBF) supplied by drive vendors, according to a study of about 100,000 drives conducted by Carnegie Mellon University. The study, presented last month … Continue reading
Oops! Techie wipes out $38 billion fund – Keystroke mistake deletes data for Alaska\’s oil-funded account (Link)
Microsoft provides a native means for doing a bare metal restore under the new VISTA operating system that works with High-Rely drives.
Delayed Write Failed errors are a common occurance in MS Windows operating systems. This paper offers reasons as to the cause of the errors.
This paper should help you understand Write Cache and why it can have a big impact on your system performance but little impact on the performance of your disk-to-disk backup.
LTO-3 is the current popular tape archival solution. This paper analyzes the real world costs over 3 years of an LTO-3 Tape system with a comparably priced and configured HighRely disk-to-disk solution and show that a HighRely solution is truly less expensive.
Trying to decide which connection standard to use, USB or SATA, for your Disk to Disk backup solution can be confusing if you’re unfamiliar with the technical differences between the two standards. It is the intention of this paper to help you with … Continue reading
The author increased his maximum backup speed by nearly 3 times with the technique described in this article using a hard drive that had already been defragged with the commercial version of DiskKeeper Pro. Ultimatedefrag ($39.95) was used to place files on the hard … Continue reading
Using external SATA, or eSATA as it's more widely known, customers may now utilize shielded cable lengths up to 2 meters outside the PC to take advantage of the benefits SATA brings to storage. Continue reading
These are the most common back up problems and mistakes people make. It is the intention of this paper to give you advanced knowledge of these errors in hopes of preventing you from suffering the consequences of making these errors.
Continuous Data Protection (CDP) is a backup concept that has received a lot of attention in the technical press recently. CDP has been around for a long time and largely ignored until two (2) large players (Symantec/Veritas and EMC) have stirred up the market … Continue reading