Data Domain now says Post-Process is OK

In a surprise reverse of their longstanding “inline is the ONLY way to go and anyone that does post processing is stupid” position, Data Domain today announced that Post Process is A-OK with them.  Or at least that’s how I’m reading the acquisition of Data Domain for $1.5B by NetApp.  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.

I Watched Star Trek With Uhura

This post has a little to do with backup and everything to do with Star Trek & SCUBA.  Feel free to ignore or read on.  I attended a special screening of Star Trek XI on Catalina Island this weekend.  In attendance were… well. Click Read More to see! Continue reading

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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.

What is a best practice

While beginning work on a series of articles entitled “NetBackup Best Practices,” I was reminded of the arguments I’ve had with customers and coworkers about such things.  Some argue that there is no such thing as a best practice.  Others argue that they don’t apply to them.  Click Read More to see what I think.
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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.