Unmatched Integrity + Reliability
It’s a known fact data needs to be backed up and many options exist for performing such, from the common USB flash drive to enterprise level data centers. The downfall of most software used in this process is they were designed with a singular, and shortsighted, backup function.
OWC ArGest BRU provides a level of data integrity and reliability no other backup solution can match because it combines data backup and restore in one, easy-to-use, cost-effective package. From personal photo, home movie, and music collections to billion-dollar block buster movies, research, finance, and even NASA’s long range mission data, OWC ArGest BRU has provided peace of mind data backup and recovery since 1985.
Unlimited archive destination support
No matter the storage type—FTP server, local disk array, local tape, or cloud—or if your using a Mac or Windows file system, BRU works with any OS, any hardware and is fully backward compatible with any BRU version over the last three decades.
Long term ready
Ideal for deep off-site archiving where long-term recovery is a must
Command line capable
If you’re a command shell guru, you can customize BRU Core to suit your particular need.
Small app “footprint” allows multiple storage devices to run at their full speed potential with minimal system impact.
Used by millions across Government, Education, Corporate, and Media & Entertainment industries since 1985.
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Data streams are divided into buffer blocks and 32-bit checksums performed on both metadata and actual data so every bit of data is verified 100% accurate.
Each backup is “proofed” to ensure its accuracy…no other backup utility utilizes this level of data verification science.
Every BRU archive can be verified as a background task while the computing system(s) are utilized for another application.
AnyTime Verify allows for repeatable verification of existing backups and archives far into the future.
The Importance of Accurate Backups
The lifeblood of your organization is its data. To protect it, you need to back it up reliably to provide future access if the computing system fails. Sounds simple enough, but all backup software is not created equal. Choosing the wrong utility can have serious ramifications:
- Approximately 20-30% of all backup operations are not completed successfully and users aren’t aware their data has been compromised1
- Data loss can cost up to $96,000 per hour or $4 million per week2
- 0.5% of market share is lost—and takes three years to recover—for every eight hours access to data is unavailable2
- Smaller companies suffer more severe impacts because fewer resources (people/money) are available to deal with data loss
If your backup doesn’t complete successfully or is inaccurate, you’ll only find out at the very worst time…when attempting a restore. ArGest BRU employs advanced data verification “proofing” technologies so you’ll always know the exact accuracy state of your backups. If there are any errors in your data, their specific locations are reported so there are no surprises.
The “Backup You Can Trust” Plan
The bottom-line purpose of a backup is recoverable access to your data in the future. A backup utility is pretty much worthless if it can’t handle the following variables that can affect recoverability:
- Hardware change
- Outdated operating system
- Non compatible software versions
- Poor quality storage media
With ArGest BRU at the heart of your backup plan, you never lose your future ability to read/restore on any other platform. The in-stream check summing allows a BRU archive to be verified at any time without access to the original files, file system, or platform. And because the BRU archive format is entirely device independent, you can write archives to tape, disk, and cloud destinations. Limited only by physical damage, ArGest BRU gives you precious peace of mind trust it will return the most data possible during a restore.
Effective. Accurate. Reliable.
Common backup utilities are unable to deliver backups you can fully trust because they lack verification capabilities, error detection/error recovery, and the ability to detect the backup is damaged in some way or that the hardware being used is failing/failed.
ArGest BRU allows you to verify the accuracy of the backup, either immediately following the backup, or off-line to shorten the backup window. You can even verify your backups on a different system. Should altered or corrupt data be detected during a restore, ArGest BRU attempts to re-read it with advanced recovery algorithms. If the data remains unreadable even after multiple passes, ArGest BRU reports the specific error location, advances the tape, and continues to read until good data is found. The restore process continues returning the maximum amount of data…unlike other backup applications which will abort the restore process leaving you with incomplete and inaccessible data.
Unmatched Compatibility + Functionality
ArGest BRU is the only genuinely cross-platform backup and archival solution on the market today. It can be used to clone drive content, create a deep archive for offsite retention or perform daily backups of your corporate data infrastructure to a secure cloud environment.
With stream-based, checksumming, anytime verify feature, ArGest BRU’s fully cross-platform device compatibility will never leave you with archives tied to a data set, specific OS, version, or type of hardware. In short, if your system can see it, ArGest BRU can write to it.
Unlimited Storage Options
BRU-based solutions are the ultimate cross platform backup/recovery data safety net.
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Ensures accuracy by verifying archives in two different ways, using checksums or by performing a bit-by-bit comparison with the original file in contrast to tar-based solutions.
Backup tapes can be verified on-line, off-line, on another system, even on a different platform to assure data can be accurately restored. Fully scriptable for the advanced user.
A Complete Toolset from Desktop to Enterprise
From simple data ingest to large scale deep archiving, OWC ArGest Software Solutions offer a complete toolset of cost-effective, easy-to-use function-specific tools that put you in control of your data’s future without limits or exceptions.
Whether you’re running a small business or are an M&E pro, whether you want to backup a single desktop machine to a single drive external storage solution or have a massive tape library with multiple tape drives, ArGest Backup has you covered. A drag and drop interface delivers unmatched ease of use while true cross platform restorability in all archive formats keeps data protected and future accessible.
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- Dianne McAdam, Senior Analyst, Data Mobility Group