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.