History must repeat itself

Thirteen years ago, two companies accomplished the impossible and created NDMP.  It’s become such a standard way to back up NAS that you may have forgotten just how revolutionary it was when it came out.  I’m going to remind you of its history and say that history needs to repeat itself with dedupe & virtualizatioin.  Click Read More to see what in the world I’m talking aobut.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

St. Louis & San Antonio: Places to eat

I just finished the St. Louis and San Antonio dedupe schools, and had a great time.  I actually ate at 3, count them, THREE restaurants covered on The Food Channel’s “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.”  Wanna hear what I thought of them?  Click Read More.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

TSM 6.1, dedupe & DB2

IBM announced TSM 6.1 a few days ago, and it’s supposed to be GA in March.  The two features of DB2 and dedupe have been long awaited.  What do I think about them?  Click Read More to see more.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

1234567890! is gone

If you’re not a UNIX geek, you won’t care, but a milestone just happened, where UNIX time was 1234567890.  You could have counted down with me, but it’s over now.  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, click Read More to be enlightened.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

It's official: I'm a target now

A Tech Target, that is.  You may have already received an email from Tech Target that started out like this:

We’re pleased to announce that W. Curtis Preston — unquestionably the leading independent expert on the topic of backup and recovery — has joined TechTarget in the role of Executive Editor. Curtis will continue to pursue his career as an independent consultant, while expanding his already prolific writing and speaking efforts with TechTarget.

For more about how this will (or will not) impact Backup Central, as well as the business idea I’m working on, click Read More.




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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

I'm not alone: phpbb.com gets hacked

It’s nice to know I”m in good company.  Phpbb.com got hacked.  Click Read More to see more.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

Godaddy: all ads and no service?

I recently had my first (and probably my last) experience with godaddy services.  The interaction left me with a taste nasty enough that I thought I’d blog about it.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.