Why I love twitter

Just yesterday I was trying to answer a guy on facebook who was asking “why do you use twitter?”  He, like a lot of people, “got on it, and didn’t see the point.”  Well, let me describe my day and you tell me how I would have accomplished what I did without 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.

CommVault Simpana is target dedupe — for now

Every once in a while someone talks to a CommVault sales rep that seems to want to classify CommVault as either source dedupe or (at the very least) not target dedupe.  As one of those who does not like ambiguity (except for the whole near-CDP thing), I will explain why I put them firmly in the target dedupe camp — for now.
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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.

NetWorker nsradmin "Mini-Manual"

A guy who I refer to as “the other Preston” has just written and published what he refers to as a “mini-manual” for NetWorker and published it on his blog.
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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.