Highly Reliable Systems: Removable Disk Backup & Recovery


Downloads


 High-Rely NetSwap Locator Version 1.2


[hrnslocate_setup1.2.zip] - August 10th, 2015

This software is used to locate NetSwaps connected to a network.  It will scan your network and list each NetSwap found with it’s Host Name, Serial #, Software Version, Model, IP Address and a button to access the NetSwap’s web … Continue reading



 High-Rely Stay Awake Service Version 1.4


[hrstayawake_setup1.4.zip] - August 10th, 2015

This software provides a Windows service that regularly writes a small file to the specified disk(s) to keep the disk from being powered down due to inactivity.  This often causes problems with backup software because the disk(s) power off and … Continue reading



 High-Rely USB Installer Version 2.15a


[High-Rely-USB-Installer-2.15.0.0a.exe] - January 17th, 2017

This program will install a NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus or BNAS Restore Key image onto a USB Flash drive.  Two gigabyte or larger USB Flash drive required (there should have been one included with your system).



 NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Software Version 2.15a Update


[hr_netswap_fwupdate2.15a.zip] - January 17th, 2017

This is the software version 2.15a update for NetSwaps/RAIDFrame Plus devices with software version 2.15 and older.  For devices with software version 2.12 or later you should be able to use the ‘Check for Updates’ menu option from the NetSwap … Continue reading



eSATA Driver uninstall reinstall script


[Rescan.zip] - January 11th, 2012

This file contains a batch file and the devcon utility which you can use to uninstall and reinstall your eSATA card drivers with one command from the command line. Or, you make an icon to run it also. Occassionally for … Continue reading



Fakeback


[fakeback.zip] - December 16th, 2011

Determines the best performance typical under read-only conditions. Since all backup systems must WRITE, backup performance will usually be lower than this number (consider at least 1/2). However, new advanced programs may use sophsticated multi-thread programming techniques or optimised drivers … Continue reading



G2-MPac-RAIDManager software


[G2MPacRAIDManager.zip] - October 16th, 2014

G2Mpac RAID management software.  Like JMRAID manager but uses different sideband to communication with 562 controller.



High-Rely iSCSI Connector 2.1


[hriscsicon210_setup.zip] - April 11th, 2013

iSCSI Connector software for use with the NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus running software version 2.x.  This software allows hot-swapping and safe removal of NetSwap iSCSI disks. Version 2.1. Remove any previous versions before installation.



Protected: High-Rely NetSwap Dashboard v1.0 (Beta)


[hrnsdashboard_setup1.0 (Beta).zip] - August 12th, 2015

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Protected: High-Rely VM USB Installer Version 2.14 Beta


[High-Rely-VM-Beta-USB-Installer-2.14.0.0.exe] - August 14th, 2015

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HotSwap


[http://mt-naka.com/hotswap/index_enu.htm#download] - January 11th, 2012

HotSwap is a third party program which allows you to ‘safely remove’ an eSATA drive from Windows 2000. Use version 2.0, anything later does not support Windows 2000. This is a link. You must find and download the program on … Continue reading



HRDeDupe


[hrdd10_setup.zip] - December 19th, 2011

Free Windows file level deduplication software utility by Highly Reliable Systems which replaces duplicate files on the target directory tree with space saving “links”. Hard drive space saving will be real but won’t be visible from a simple directory view … Continue reading



HRDM2


[HRDM2V0.zip] - January 25th, 2012

HRDM2 – the Drive Letter assignment software has gotten even better! Now, HRDM2.5: Installs as a service – no more login required or tray start and stop hassles. New easy to use Administrative interface. HRDM2 Administrator safely and quickly helps … Continue reading



IntelliBack – Advanced Server V1.1 – Backup and Imaging Software


[IBAS1-1.zip] - February 28th, 2014

IntelliBack, full-featured backup and imaging software.  This is our latest addition to our line of solutions for backing up and restoring your valuable data.  This is the Advanced Server edition.



IntelliBack – Android Agent – .apk software for backing up Android based phones.


[ib_android.zip] - March 14th, 2014

IntelliBack Android Agent – for backing up Android based phones. This is a .APK file.



IntelliBack – WorkStation V1.5 – Backup and Imaging Software


[IBWS1-5.zip] - February 28th, 2014

IntelliBack, full-featured backup and imaging software.  This is our latest addition to our line of solutions for backing up and restoring your valuable data.  This is workstation edition.



JMicron HW RAID Manager


[JMRAIDMgrVersion0.09.69.zip] - June 1st, 2015

JMicron HW RAID management software. AppName = JMicron HW RAID Manager CompanyName = JMicron Technology Corp. Version = 0.09.69 APPFolderName = JMRAIDManager APPFileName = HWRaidManagerSetup.exe



Null BIOS Kit


[NullBIOSKit.zip] - January 11th, 2012

This file contains the utility and flash files for nulling (erasing) the BIOS in the Silicon Image PCI, PCI-X and PCI-E controller cards. In some instances, the BIOS interferes with the main BIOS and prevents booting. Since the card ultimately … Continue reading



SteelVines Manager (DXR Models Only)


[DXR_FlashandSteelVinesMgr.zip] - January 11th, 2012

Windows based interface for DXR units.



TRMark


[trmark.zip] - December 19th, 2011

Transfer rate or throughput performance test. Determines the best typical read and write rates to a drive (device). File size is settable to bypass caching mechanisms. Backup performance will typically be less than these numbers if no compression is used. … Continue reading



WhoLockMe


[http://www.dr-hoiby.com/WhoLockMe/] - January 11th, 2012

This utility allows you to right click on a drive or folder and determine what process has locked the file. It is useful when you attempt to “safely remove” a drive and are told the file is in use. Often … Continue reading




 High-Rely USB Installer Version 2.14b


[High-Rely-USB-Installer-2.14.0.0b.exe] - October 7th, 2015

This program will install a NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus or BNAS Restore Key image onto a USB Flash drive.  Two gigabyte or larger USB Flash drive required (there should have been one included with your system).



 High-Rely USB Installer Version 2.14c


[High-Rely-USB-Installer-2.14.0.0c.exe] - February 23rd, 2016

This program will install a NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus or BNAS Restore Key image onto a USB Flash drive.  Two gigabyte or larger USB Flash drive required (there should have been one included with your system).



 High-Rely USB Installer Version 2.15


[High-Rely-USB-Installer-2.15.0.0.exe] - December 6th, 2016

This program will install a NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus or BNAS Restore Key image onto a USB Flash drive.  Two gigabyte or larger USB Flash drive required (there should have been one included with your system).



 NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Software Version 2.14a Update


[hr_netswap_fwupdate2.14a.zip] - September 1st, 2015

This is the software version 2.14a update for NetSwaps/RAIDFrame Plus devices with software version 2.14 and older.  For devices with software version 2.12 or later you should be able to use the ‘Check for Updates’ menu option from the NetSwap … Continue reading



 NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Software Version 2.14b Update


[hr_netswap_fwupdate2.14b.zip] - October 7th, 2015

This is the software version 2.14b update for NetSwaps/RAIDFrame Plus devices with software version 2.14a and older.  For devices with software version 2.12 or later you should be able to use the ‘Check for Updates’ menu option from the NetSwap … Continue reading



 NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Software Version 2.14c Update


[hr_netswap_fwupdate2.14c.zip] - February 23rd, 2016

This is the software version 2.14c update for NetSwaps/RAIDFrame Plus devices with software version 2.14b and older.  For devices with software version 2.12 or later you should be able to use the ‘Check for Updates’ menu option from the NetSwap … Continue reading



 NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Software Version 2.15 Update


[hr_netswap_fwupdate2.15.zip] - December 6th, 2016

This is the software version 2.15 update for NetSwaps/RAIDFrame Plus devices with software version 2.14c and older.  For devices with software version 2.12 or later you should be able to use the ‘Check for Updates’ menu option from the NetSwap … Continue reading



High-Rely NetSwap Locator Version 1.0


[hrnslocate_setup1.0.zip] - February 26th, 2015

This software is used to locate NetSwaps connected to a network.  It will scan your network and list each NetSwap found with it’s Host Name, Serial #, Software Version, Model, IP Address and a button to access the NetSwap’s web … Continue reading



High-Rely Stay Awake Service Version 1.3


[hrstayawake_setup1.3.zip] - January 20th, 2015

This software provides a Windows service that regularly writes a small file to the specified disk(s) to keep the disk from being powered down due to inactivity.  This often causes problems with backup software because the disk(s) power off and … Continue reading



High-Rely USB Installer Version 2.0.9.0


[High-Rely-USB-Installer-2.0.9.0.exe] - April 24th, 2013

This program will install a NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus or BNAS Restore Key image onto a USB Flash drive.  Two gigabyte or larger USB Flash drive required (there should have been one included with your system).



High-Rely USB Installer Version 2.1.3a


[High-Rely-USB-Installer-2.1.3.0a.exe] - February 26th, 2015

This program will install a NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus or BNAS Restore Key image onto a USB Flash drive.  Two gigabyte or larger USB Flash drive required (there should have been one included with your system).



High-Rely USB Installer Version 2.1.3b


[High-Rely-USB-Installer-2.1.3.0b.exe] - June 30th, 2015

This program will install a NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus or BNAS Restore Key image onto a USB Flash drive.  Two gigabyte or larger USB Flash drive required (there should have been one included with your system).



High-Rely USB Installer Version 2.14


[High-Rely-USB-Installer-2.14.0.0.exe] - August 10th, 2015

This program will install a NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus or BNAS Restore Key image onto a USB Flash drive.  Two gigabyte or larger USB Flash drive required (there should have been one included with your system).



High-Rely USB Installer Version 2.14a


[High-Rely-USB-Installer-2.14.0.0a.exe] - September 1st, 2015

This program will install a NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus or BNAS Restore Key image onto a USB Flash drive.  Two gigabyte or larger USB Flash drive required (there should have been one included with your system).



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Software Version 2.13a Update


[hr_netswap_fwupdate2.13a.zip] - February 26th, 2015

This is the software version 2.13a update for NetSwaps/RAIDFrame Plus devices with software version 2.11 and older.  For devices with software version 2.12 or later you should be able to use the ‘Check for Updates’ menu option from the NetSwap … Continue reading



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Software Version 2.13b Update


[hr_netswap_fwupdate2.13b.zip] - June 30th, 2015

This is the software version 2.13b update for NetSwaps/RAIDFrame Plus devices with software version 2.11 and older.  For devices with software version 2.12 or later you should be able to use the ‘Check for Updates’ menu option from the NetSwap … Continue reading



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Software Version 2.14 Update


[hr_netswap_fwupdate2.14.zip] - August 10th, 2015

This is the software version 2.14 update for NetSwaps/RAIDFrame Plus devices with software version 2.13b and older.  For devices with software version 2.12 or later you should be able to use the ‘Check for Updates’ menu option from the NetSwap … Continue reading




HR Product Resource Disk 11-11-11.ISO


[HRProductResourceDisk-11-11-11ISO.zip] - January 3rd, 2012

The Complete disk of HR drivers, documentation and installation of HRDM2 on one single disk!  You must burn the ISO to a CD to use.  Note:  This disc is no longer shipped with our equipment and is not up to … Continue reading



JMicron JMB363 eSATA Controller Drivers


[JMB36X.zip] - January 11th, 2012

Windows 32-bit and 64-bit drivers for the JMicron JMB363 Controller. JMB36X_WinDrv_R1.17.52_WHQL_eSATA AppName = JMicron JMB36X Driver ProductGUID = 3A1B5D40-41E9-43FA-8C7B-A8667F5586EF CompanyName = JMICRON Technology Corp. CompanyURL = http://www.JMICRON.com [Version] Signature=”$Windows NT$” Provider=%JMICRON% ClassGUID={4D36E97B-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} Class=SCSIAdapter DriverVer=10/29/2009, 1.17.52.2 CatalogFile=jraid.cat Unzip to a new and separate … Continue reading



LY-AMT-Firmware-Update


[LY-AMT-FW0959-040-USB3.zip] - May 17th, 2012

WARNING FOR VERSIONS WITH DIP SWITCHES ONLY!!! Contact technical support before using!!! Includes 959 version firmware for RAID chip and 040 version firmware for and flash tool for USB 3.0 chip used on AMT products with dip switches. Download and … Continue reading



Marvell 9128 PCI-Express Gen.2 – eSATA controller Drivers (Version 1045)


[Marvell_V1001045_XPVistaWin7.zip] - January 11th, 2012

The drivers for use with our current Marvell 9128 PCI-E G2 eSATA controller.  Unzip on a new and separate directory before installing.



Marvell 91XX and 92XX PCIE Drivers for Windows


[91XX_92XX Setup.zip] - September 17th, 2015

Current (2015) drivers Marvell 91XX and 92XX SATA controllers



Marvell SX7042 (Rosewill brand) – eSATA controller Drivers


[RC-218.zip] - January 11th, 2012

The drivers for use with the Rosewill RC-218 eSATA controller. Unzip on a new and separate directory before installing.



NEC PCI – USB 2.0 Drivers


[PCI_USBDrivers.zip] - December 19th, 2011

NEC PCI and USB 2.0 Drivers Windows and Macintosh installation files. Unzip on a new and separate directory before installing. This package will install EHCI support on Macintoshes running Mac OS X Jaguar. USB 2.0 EHCI Support v3.1.5.



NEC USB 3.0 PCIE Drivers


[NECUSB3Setup.zip] - December 19th, 2011

The drivers for use with our current PCIE NEC/ Renesas Electronics uPD720200 & uPD720200A USB 3.0 controller. Unzip on a new and separate directory before installing.



Silicon Image 3124 PCI and PCI-X – eSATA controller Drivers


[PCIandPCI-X_eSATADrivers.zip] - January 11th, 2012

The drivers for use with our current PCI and PCI-X eSATA controller. Unzip on a new and separate directory before installing. [ClickHere] for the most current.



Silicon Image 3132 PCI-Express – eSATA controller Drivers


[PCI-E_eSATADrivers.zip] - January 11th, 2012

The drivers for use with our current Silicon Image 3132 PCI-E eSATA controller. Unzip on a new and separate directory before installing. [ClickHere] for the most current.



TI7340 USB 3.0 PCIE Drivers – 2012 and Older


[sllc423d.zip] - January 11th, 2012

The drivers for use with our current TI7340 USB 3.0 PCIE controller Version: v1.12.18.  



TI7340 USB 3.0 PCIE Drivers for Windows 7 and older – updated 2015


[TI USB 3.0 Driver for win7 and before.zip] - May 19th, 2015

Current (2015) drivers for use with our current TI7340 USB 3.0 PCIE controller Version: v1.12.18.



TI7340 USB 3.0 PCIE Drivers for Windows 8, 8.1 and Server 2012


[TI USB 3.0 Driver win 8_Win8.1_Server2012.zip] - May 19th, 2015

Current (2015) drivers for use with our current TI7340 USB 3.0 PCIE controller Version: v1.12.18.




BNAS 501 Operating Manual


[HRS501OperatingManualV1-2.pdf] - March 19th, 2014



 NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.14


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.14.pdf] - August 10th, 2015

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.14.



2 Bay MPac with DXR Manual


[2BayMPacDXRManualV1-2.pdf] - January 12th, 2012

Manual for the 2 Bay MPac with DXR.



5 Bay Mini Tower and 5-10 Bay Rack Mount Manual


[5BayMT-EU3V1-1.pdf] - January 11th, 2012

Manual for the HR 5 bay mini tower and 5-10 bay rack mount High-Rely classic units. Version 1.1



BNAS 201 Operating Notes


[HRS201OperatingNotesV1-0.pdf] - June 5th, 2012

Operating Notes for BNAS 201, 301



BNAS 401 Operating Manual v1.0 – DRAFT (Preliminary)


[HRS401OperatingManualV1-0.pdf] - June 5th, 2012

BNAS 401 Operating Manual V1.0 – DRAFT (Preliminary)



BNAS 40X and RAIDFrame BNAS Manual


[BNASOperatingManualV1-2.pdf] - November 15th, 2012

Manual for BNAS 401, 402, 403 and RAIDFrame BNAS-1, Version 1.2 – DRAFT (Preliminary)



FirstRAID G4 Manual


[G4wAMTManualV1-2.pdf] - January 12th, 2012

Manual for the FirstRAID G4.



G2 MPac Addendum to MPac Systems Reference Manual


[MPacRecvrV2.pdf] - October 16th, 2014

Addendum to MPac manual for G2 Receiver and MPac.



High Rely 1 Bay RAIDFrame Backup System Documentation v7.2.23


[RAIDFrame1BayManualV1-1.pdf] - January 11th, 2012

Covers the installation and setup of your High-Rely 1 Bay RAIDFrame backup system. Requires adobe acrobat reader.



High Rely eSATA Backup System Documentation


[HR documentation SATAV2-2.pdf] - January 11th, 2012

Covers the installation and setup of your High-Rely eSATA backup system. Requires adobe acrobat reader



High Rely FirstRAID G1 Backup System Documentation


[FirstRAIDDXRSupplement.pdf] - January 11th, 2012

Covers the installation and setup of your High-Rely FirstRAID G1 backup system. Requires adobe acrobat reader.



High Rely FirstRAID G2 Backup System Documentation v7.2.23


[FirstRAIDG2ManualV1-0.pdf] - January 11th, 2012

Covers the installation and setup of your High-Rely FirstRAID G2 backup system. Requires adobe acrobat reader.



High Rely FirstRAID G3 Backup System Documentation


[G3ManualV1-4.pdf] - January 11th, 2012

Covers the installation and setup of your High-Rely FirstRAID G3 backup system. Requires adobe acrobat reader.



High Rely RAIDFrame 5 Bay Backup System Documentation v7.2.23


[RAIDFrameManualV1-1.pdf] - January 11th, 2012

Covers the installation and setup of your High-Rely 5 bay RAIDFrame backup system. Requires adobe acrobat reader.



High Rely USB Backup System Documentation v7.2.23


[HR documentation USBV2.pdf] - January 11th, 2012

Covers the installation and setup of your High-Rely USB backup system. Requires adobe acrobat reader.



High-Rely 2 Bay Premiere and Tandem AMT Manual


[2BayAMTV1-4.pdf] - December 20th, 2011

Manual for the 2 Bay Premiere and Tandem AMT with USB 3.0. Revision 1.4



High-Rely Premiere DXR Manual


[2BayMiniDXRSupplementV1-2.pdf] - January 11th, 2012

High-Rely Premiere DXR manual (2 bay mini-tower).



High-Rely Tandem DXR Supplement Document


[TandemDXRSupplement.pdf] - January 11th, 2012

Covers the installation and setup of your High-Rely Tandem DXR backup system. Supplemental to High-Rely eSATA system. Requires adobe acrobat reader.



MPac Reference Manual


[MPacReferenceV1-1.pdf] - January 12th, 2012

Reference manual for the MPac family.



RAIDFrame 1 Bay Manual


[RAIDFrameManualV1-5.pdf] - January 12th, 2012

Manual for 1 and 5 Bay RAIDFrame. Version 1.5.



RAIDFrame 5 Bay Manual


[RAIDFrameManualV1-5.pdf] - January 12th, 2012

Manual for the 1 and 5 Bay RAIDFrame. Version 1.5.



RAIDFrame 51 Manual


[RAIDFrame51ManualV1-3.pdf] - January 12th, 2012

Manual for the RAIDFrame 51. Version 1.3.



RAIDFrame Overview and Usage Guidelines


[RAIDFrame Overview and Usage GuidelinesLH-3.pdf] - January 12th, 2012

Overview and guidelines for usage of the RAIDFrame system.



RAIDFrame Rack Slide Assembly Instructions


[RAIDFrame Rackslide instructions.pdf] - January 12th, 2012

Instructions detailing how to assemble and install rack slides on the RAIDFrame units.



Windows Backup Appliance (WBA) Quick Start Guide


[Quick Start WBA.pdf] - January 12th, 2012

Quick Start guide for the Windows Backup Appliance (WBA).



Windows Backup Appliance (WBA) Restore Guide


[WBA Restore Steps.pdf] - January 12th, 2012

Guide to restoring the Windows Backup Applicance (WBA).




NetSwap Manual Version 1.1


[NetSwapManual_1.1.pdf] - January 12th, 2012

Manual for NetSwap. Version 1.1  



NetSwap Manual Version 2.0


[NetSwapManual_2.0.pdf] - June 4th, 2012

Manual for NetSwap and NetSwap Plus, Version 2.0.



NetSwap Manual Version 2.04


[NetSwapManual_2.04.pdf] - August 14th, 2012

Manual for NetSwap and NetSwap Plus, Version 2.04.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.06


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.06.pdf] - October 18th, 2012

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.06.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.07


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.07.pdf] - January 11th, 2013

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.07.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.08


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.08.pdf] - March 7th, 2013

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.08.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.08 Revision 1


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.08r1.pdf] - June 13th, 2013

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.08, Revision 1.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.10


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.10.pdf] - September 26th, 2013

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.10.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.11


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.11.pdf] - May 13th, 2014

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.11.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.12


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.12.pdf] - October 24th, 2014

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.12.



NetSwap/RAIDFrame Plus Manual Version 2.13


[NetSwapRAIDFrameManual_2.13.pdf] - February 26th, 2015

Manual for NetSwap, NetSwap Plus, and RAIDFrame Plus, Version 2.13.




15 Reasons to use Backup NAS vs Generic NAS


[15ReasonsNASvsDAS.pdf] - October 16th, 2013

Pros and Cons of DAS, Generic NAS, and Specialty NAS for Backup. Network Attached Storage and Backup NAS vs. Direct Attached Storage  



Booting Directly From High-Rely media into ShadowProtect Recovery


[ShadowProtect_Boot.pdf] - December 19th, 2011

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.



Backup Bottlenecks in Windows Servers


[CommonBackupBottlenecksTE2.pdf] - February 21st, 2011

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



Doing “over-the-wire” (internet based) backup and Data De-duplication with the HRS 201 BNAS.


[BNASInternetBackup.pdf] - June 1st, 2010

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



The top 5 changes between Symantec`s Backup Exec Ver.11 and Ver. 12.


[be11vsbe12d.pdf] - September 1st, 2008

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 Reliability and RAID 0


[DriveReliabilityRAID0Prudence.pdf] - July 29th, 2008

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.



Symantec Backup Exec Setup with High-Rely Backup Unit


[BackupExecSetup.pdf] - July 11th, 2008

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.



Drive Rotation using Batch Files


[RotatiingDrives.pdf] - July 11th, 2008

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.



Softwareless Backup Solutions with Tandem DXR and FirstRAID G2


[SoftwarelessBackup.pdf] - July 7th, 2008

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.



The hidden downsides to Internet Backup


[HiddenDownsidesToInternetBackup.pdf] - November 19th, 2007

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.



Advantages of High-Rely Backup drives over Conventional Drive Enclosures for Network Backup


[HighRely_vs_HD_enclosures.pdf] - November 19th, 2007

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



Disabling the AutoPlay feature in MS Windows


[DisablingAutoPlay.pdf] - November 7th, 2007

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



Optimizing your BackUps performance


[OptimizingBackupPerformance.pdf] - September 10th, 2007

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.



Bare Metal Restore from High-Rely with Ubuntu LINUX (Bare Metal Chronicles volume V)


[BMChroniclesV.pdf] - August 16th, 2007

One way to perform a bare-metal restore from a High-Rely SlimLine backup drive to an Ubuntu Linux version 6.10 server.



Bare Metal Restore from High-Rely with Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Edition (Bare Metal Chronicles volume IV)


[BMChroniclesIV.pdf] - July 12th, 2007

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.



Bare Metal Restore from High-Rely with StorageCraft’s Shadow Protect Server Edition 2.0 (Bare Metal Chronicles volume III)


[BMChroniclesIII.pdf] - June 29th, 2007

Several data storage and backup companies have invested in bare metal restore capabilities. StorageCraft ShadowProtect Server Edition (SPS) Version 2.0.1.35 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



The Best Media for Archival


[TheBestMediaForArchival.pdf] - June 27th, 2007

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.



Bare Metal Restore from High-Rely with Backup Exec System Restore Version 7.0 (Bare Metal Chronicles volume II)


[BMChroniclesII.pdf] - June 18th, 2007

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.



SATA Drives as reliable as Fiber Channel


[SATAvsFCStudy.pdf] - March 2nd, 2007

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)


[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17702021/wid/11915829?GT1=9145] - February 20th, 2007

Oops! Techie wipes out $38 billion fund – Keystroke mistake deletes data for Alaska\’s oil-funded account (Link)



Bare Metal Restore on Windows VISTA from High-Rely (Bare Metal Chronicles volume I)


[BMChroniclesI.pdf] - January 31st, 2007

Microsoft provides a native means for doing a bare metal restore under the new VISTA operating system that works with High-Rely drives.



9 Common Causes of ‘Delayed Write Failed’ error messages in Windows


[9CommonCausesDelayedWriteFailed.pdf] - January 25th, 2007

Delayed Write Failed errors are a common occurance in MS Windows operating systems. This paper offers reasons as to the cause of the errors.



Write Caching (write cache) and disk to disk Backup performance


[WriteCacheBackupPerformance.pdf] - January 24th, 2007

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.



Comparing the cost of Tape vs. Hard Drive for Network Backup


[TCOTapevsD2d.pdf] - January 9th, 2007

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.



USB vs. SATA for backup


[SATAvsUSB2.pdf] - December 21st, 2006

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



Why is my computer slow?


[DriveSpeedDefrag.pdf] - December 20th, 2006

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



eSATA vs SATA (what is eSATA?)


[eSATAcable.pdf] - November 30th, 2006

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



16 Common Backup Problems and Mistakes


[16CommonBackupMistakes.pdf] - June 27th, 2006

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.



What Is CDP?


[WhatIsCDP.pdf] - January 1st, 2006

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




A Visio Template for RAIDFrame Plus and 4 Bay NetSwap Plus


[HighlyReliable2-rev9.vss] - April 3rd, 2013

Templates for the RAIDFrame with snap-in RAIDPacs and 4 bay Netswap Plus with Snap in High-Rely Classic Media.   There are also “blanks” to snap in if you are drawing a 2 or 3 drive unit. Please let us know … Continue reading



CSV2MSQL.exe


[CSV2MSQL.zip] - January 11th, 2012

CSV conversion utility to create loadable files into MYSQL. MS EXCEL, ACCESS and Open Office CALC have the ability to export data in CSV (Comma Seperated Value) format. MYSQL can LOAD this format but these programs do not consistently use … Continue reading



Incremental Backup Calculator


[bsize.zip] - November 4th, 2013

This Visual basic script is an incremental backup calculator.  It can be pointed to a drive letter or path, given a date range, and will calculate the number and total size of files modifed in that time period.  This is … Continue reading



Level Platforms Slide Deck


[LevelPlatforms.pdf] - June 11th, 2013

5 Minute slide presentation Introducing Highly Reliable Systems at Level Platforms in Las Vegas 2013



Retention Requirements for Medical Records by State


[MedRetention.pdf] - September 20th, 2012

Retention Requirements for Medical Records by State



Securing Backups for HIPAA


[BackupHIPAA.pptx] - September 17th, 2012

Securing Backups for HIPAA is a powerpoint presentation that covers encryption, data retention, pros and cons of cloud versus local backup for the medical industry.  Securing Backups for HIPAA