Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: Backups Done Wrong

W. Curtis Preston (Mr. Backup) and Rob Worman discuss various backup configuration mistakes they’ve seen throughout their many years of backup.

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: How To Win On Jeopardy

In a complete departure from my normal podcast, Rob Worman regails us with stories of what it’s like to be a Jeopardy champion, as well as the path he took the get there. Some good advice for anyone thinking about being on the show.

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.

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: VMworld and Funny Backup Stories

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.

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: Challenges with Disaster Recovery

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

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: Beer and Backups and Banks

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. 😉

Backup Central’s Restore it all Podcast: Beer and Backups, Part 1

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/).

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: Tape is not dead

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.

Backup Central’s Restore it All Podcast: Why tape and backup became enemies

W. Curtis Preston (AKA Mr. Backup) explains to Prasanna Malaiyandi the early days of tape, and what happened to make backup and tape to become bad for each other.