Highly Reliable Systems: Removable Disk Backup & Recovery


Hardware RAID, Software RAID and Software Replication: The Difference

Posted on by Andrew Krater

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) takes multiple disk drives and creates arrays that are resilient and highly available by mirroring and striping data across them. It also builds in the means to recover from disk failure using parity data. … Continue reading

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High-Sync Software functionality

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High-Sync Software is used to create replications jobs that can be local (disk to disk, disk to network share) or remote (public cloud providers or Internet protocols like FTP).  Not all of the features listed below work to all cloud … Continue reading

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Rise of the Robots Webinar

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This is a Webinar High-Rely CEO Darren McBride did for ASCII group on the coming of automation and Robotics. ASCII is a consortium of Managed Service and IT resellers.

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Using High-Rely Netswap with HP DataProtector

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Backup NAS Hardware – 11 Reasons to Use It

Posted on by Kelley Kirtley

We are often asked why our customers choose High-Rely Backup NAS products over consumer grade Network Attached Storage (NAS), expensive Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) devices, or USB hard drives. There are many different price points and feature sets available in the server backup world. Here, in a nutshell are some of the things our customers have told us they value that us the best choice for backup hardware. Continue reading

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Microsoft Sues US Government – Reason to Backup to the Cloud with Care

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In April 2016 Microsoft brought suit against the U.S. government because agencies can demand access to cloud based files without the knowledge of the owners.  The suit argues that that the government is violating the constitution by preventing Microsoft from … Continue reading

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Largest Hard Drive in the World 30TB (updated 3/2017)

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For a number of years now the largest hard drive in the world has been a RAIDPac by High-Rely. The size is currently 30TB (updated 3/2017). For those that challenge calling it a single hard drive given it is made up of … Continue reading

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NAS System Speeds vs DAS Backup Performance

Posted on by Kelley Kirtley

As more data moves across the Internet to it’s home in the cloud, many are still retaining primary and backup data within physical reach on their servers and backup appliances. This makes good business sense, considering that when disaster strikes the speed of transfer from cloud storage could take days compared to hours for a backup appliance such as our NetSwap NC350 Network Attached Storage (NAS) system. There are two scenarios administrators must plan for: backup and disaster recovery, commonly referred to as BDR. Continue reading

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Using RMM Tools with NetSwap Backup Appliances

Posted on by Kelley Kirtley

Highly Reliable Systems manufactures true backup NAS appliances and that can be monitored with Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) tools such as LabTech, Kaseya, N-able, and others. Such tools may be used to generate tickets in ConnectWise. In this overview we outline some of the monitoring parameters offered. Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are popularly used for adding shared storage to a small business network. While providing an inexpensive and convenient way to store extra data, they do not have a true backup focus. Our backup appliances include highly-removable drives, auto-mirroring, offsite replication, virtual machine support, and remote monitoring functionality to provide the most reliable backup solution. Continue reading

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High-Rely Backup System Video Overview

Posted on by Kelley Kirtley

Our server backup appliances cost less, are easy to configure, and perform well, regardless of the task. High-Rely NetSwap, RAIDFrame, and BNAS backup appliances deliver the best of all worlds: highly-removable duty-rated backup media, 10GbE high-speed data recovery, large storage capacity up to 90TB, Cloud replication or Reverse-Cloud backup, open compatibility with BDR software, and technical support based in the USA. Continue reading

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14 Reasons To Do Reverse Cloud Backup

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Software as a Service (SaaS) applications have become “cloud backup applications”, and are increasingly popular. According to a survey of enterprise customers by Aberdeen Group, around 1/2 of firms are using the cloud for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and email (with Exchange making up 19%). The high adoption rate reflects software manufacturer’s focus on recurring monthly revenue models versus the older sales models where software was purchased with yearly support or maintenance fees. By hosting their applications, software vendors such as Microsoft CRM and Salesforce.com create higher profit margins and create tighter linkage to the end user. This model will eventually diminish, and disintermediate the importance of trusted consultants and IT resellers which account for approximately 30% of the traditional cost of IT. Continue reading

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18TB RAIDPac: Largest Backup Drive in the World

Posted on by Kelley Kirtley

As hard disk drive technology has improved, so have storage capacities for the devices that use them. The 18TB High-Rely RAIDPac currently demonstrates this point by combining three disks into a powered RAID-0/1/5 highly-removable enclosure to form the World’s largest backup drive. Continue reading

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4 Things You Have To Know About Encryption for Backup

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 Encryption is becoming a more important topic as more companies struggle to meet compliance requirements and keep their data secure.  Encryption is used more than you might expect, including for various website security functions.  Backups are another important area to … Continue reading

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11 Minute Backup Appliance Overview Webinar

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There are plenty of BDRs, Backup Appliances, NAS boxes, and USB “whatever” to back your data to. But have you run into problems such as quality, speed, or cost? Why not choose a Backup Appliance? There’s no need to put … Continue reading

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High-Rely Watchdog Hardware Monitor Technology

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To provide more dependable backup jobs, High-Rely includes a technology called Watchdog on our HRIC-equipped backup NAS devices. Watchdog monitors supported backup systems to insure the hardware and software are alive and doing what they are supposed to do. Continue reading

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Protect Your StorageCraft Images

Posted on by Alejandro Castillo

Removable Drive Support for Imaging: How does Automatic Mirroring Technology (AMT) along with removable drives help you protect your Storagecraft images?    First you can create “seed” drives to speed up your intitial replication offsite.   Secondly you can create extra copies … Continue reading

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Low Cost Storage

Posted on by Alejandro Castillo

Cloud Backup is the emerging standard for protecting data.  We’ve embraced it big time with our new NetSwap + and RAIDFrame + product lines.  But keeping large amounts of backup in the cloud is not “low cost storage”.  Removable drives … Continue reading

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Product & Company Overview – Backup to Removable Disk

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High-Rely Corporate Overview Highly Reliable Systems is a hardware company making equipment that backs computers  up to removable disk.  We are based in Reno, Nevada USA and spun out of computer consulting firm Sierra Computer Group in 2003.  All of … Continue reading

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