VMworld and Funny Backup Stories (Restore it All Podcast Episode #15)

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.

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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 Evangelist 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.

Challenges with Disaster Recovery (Restore it All Podcast Episode #14)

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

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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 Evangelist 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.

Beer and Backups and Banks (Restore it All Podcast Episode #13)

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. 😉

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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 Evangelist 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.

Beer and Backups, Part 1 (Restore it All Podcast Episode #12)

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/).

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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 Evangelist 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.

Tape is not dead (Restore it All Podcast Episode #11)

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.

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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 Evangelist 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.