Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: Make sure you’re not the next ransomware victim!

W. Curtis Preston (Mr. Backup) and Prasanna Malaiyandi discuss two recent huge ransomware attacks. One that affected dozens of cities in Texas, and hundreds of dentists in the US. We discuss things you can do to ensure you don’t get attacked, as well as what to do in case you get attacked.

I also go on a bit of a rant on how I don’t believe you should be using a Windows-based backup system to protect Windows systems (with caveats, of course). I believe that you should (a) use a Linux-based system if at all possible, and I believe (if possible) it should be a system that is running off-site that is not easily accessible to your on-premises servers.  Of course I’m describing my employer, but for-the-record… I’ve had this opinion for any years, not just since joining Druva.  But the more I learn of the ransomware threat, the more I become convinced that the way we do things at Druva is the right way.

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: Cloud customers lose data

W. Curtis Preston and Prasanna Malaiyandi discuss the AWS outage that happened over Labor Day weekend, where some customers actually lost data. We also discuss what they could/should have done to prevent that.

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: VMworld and Funny Backup Stories

W. Curtis Preston (Mr. Backup) and Prasanna Malaiyandi talk with Steve Schaub at VMworld 2019 about VMware’s announcements, and we also tell funny backup stories.

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: Challenges with Disaster Recovery

W. Curtis Preston (Mr. Backup) and Prasanna Malaiyandi discuss various challenges with disaster recovery.  We also have a very special guest!

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: Beer and Backups and Banks

W. Curtis Preston (Mr. Backup) and Ben Patridge talk about the things they learned while working in IT and backups at a bank.  This is the second Beer and Backups episode. We’re both 1 pint in w/a strong Belgian beer, so there might be some slurring here and there. 😉

Backup Central’s Restore it all Podcast: Beer and Backups, Part 1

Special guest on the podcast this week, Ben Patridge (Portland beer Ben), and W. Curtis Preston (Mr. Backup) discuss horror stories and other things gone wrong with backups, while drinking a couple of Trappist beers from Belgium.

(BTW, neither of us got the pronunciation of Westmalle correct.  Here it is if you’re interested: https://forvo.com/word/westmalle/).

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: Tape is not dead

After covering in the last episode why tape isn’t really good for backup anymore, W. Curtis Preston (Mr. Backup) and Prasanna Malaiyandi discuss the continued uses for tape. It’s not dead — even growing.

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: Why tape and backup became enemies

W. Curtis Preston (AKA Mr. Backup) explains to Prasanna Malaiyandi the early days of tape, and what happened to make backup and tape to become bad for each other.

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: How Hollywood does backup

Today we have a special guest on Restore it All, and it’s none other than Jeff Rochlin, an industry veteran and long-time friend. He’s going to be giving us the inside scoop about how they do storage and backups in Hollywood, where he has worked for over 40 years. He started out as an actor, and has run IT for the likes of Disney, Dreamworks, and is now head of IT at Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes. This episode is a little longer than most, but it’s full of good stuff. I hope you enjoy it.

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: Microsoft disabled the registry backup

W. Curtis Preston (Mr. Backup) and Prasanna Malaiyandi are joined by a guest, Matt Leib, and they discuss how Microsoft disabled the registry backup in Windows 10 and told no one.