Real Life Hurricane Disaster Recover Story (Restore it All Podcast #66)

A mystery guest from a multinational corporation that experienced a disaster during a recent hurricane describes their mostly-disk NetBackup environment and how they used it to recover from a hurricane that ravaged an island. (Company and location names are changed or not mentioned so “Harry Potter,” our mystery guest, can speak freely.)

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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.

Backing up MongoDB & Cassandra, a deep dive (Restore it All Podcast #66)

Shalabh Goyal(@goyalshalabh) joins us on this podcast to discuss sharded databases – and MongoDB and Cassandra in particular – and how one might go about backing them up. Suffice it to say that it is complicated. We learned a lot from recording this podcast and you will learn a lot listening to it!

Shalabh Goyal used to work at Datos.IO, where they focused on this kind of backup. As you will see in the podcast, you really have to back up these other databases in a very different way than you have before, or any restores will not go as you had intended.

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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.

Backing up Sharded NoSQL Databases (Restore it All Podcast #65)

Tony McGarry, Senior Principal Engineer at Druva, joins W. Curtis Preston and Prasanna Malaiyandi to talk about backing up large, multi-node, sharded NoSQL databases like DynamoDB, Cassandra, and MongoDB.

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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.

What is it like to actually use VMware Cloud on AWS? (AKA VMC) (Restore it All Podcast #64)

Adam Fisher (@BonzoVT), Cloud & DevOps Engineer at RoundTower Technologies, visits the podcast to talk about VMware Cloud on AWS (AKA VMC), and what it’s like to actually use and administer it in a production environment. We also talk about how people backup VMC.

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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.

What makes Rust a good, safe programming language? (Restore it All Podcast #64)

Carol Nichols and Jake Goulding, the authors of the Rust in Motion video series, join us to talk about Rust and why it makes such a “safe” programming language. We discuss what it means to be a safe programming language and how Rust accomplishes that.

We also discuss the upcoming free Live@Manning Rust Conference.

Finding Rustaceans weird but intriguing? Secretly wanting to become one? Tune-in, Sep 15, to the live@Manning #Rust conference to find your #Rustlang pincers! http://mng.bz/qNoA

Somewhere in the podcast we also give out a 40% discount code for anything at Manning.com.

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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.

Proliferation of the edge, containers, & how to protect them (Restore it All Podcast #63)

Gina Rosenthal (@gminks) joins us on this week’s podcast to talk about the edge, Kubernetes, and how to protect it all. Good conversation that also includes som Texas Brisket talk!

We also mention the Women in Tech conference that will go live on October 13. Here’s what they have to say about themselves:

When the girls get coding!. Join us on your screens, Oct 13, for the live@Manning “Women in Tech” conference to celebrate the rising movement of women in technology. http://mng.bz/7GZm

We still have a long way to go to achieve diversity, inclusion and equality in technology. Our contribution is the live@Manning “Women in Tech” online conference, Oct 13, starring the women rocking the tech boat! http://mng.bz/7GZm

Cloud navigators and serverless gurus; algorithm sorceresses and community advocates; we proudly bring you the women creating the tech world we live in. Oct 13, live@manning “Women in Tech” Twitch conference!

#womenintech #womenwhocode

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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.

9 Tips for Disaster Recovery (Restore it All Podcast #62)

Prasanna and Curtis discuss their opinion of an ITPro article called Nine Tips to Improve your Disaster Recovery Strategy. In case you’re curious, they are:
1. Have full documentation
2. Assess the risks
3. Drill for disaster
4. Prepare for disasters of different levels
5. Consider the cloud
6. Prioritize resilience
7. Evaluate security practices
8. Revise and Revisit
9. Build a critical response team

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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.

What can we learn from the twitter hack (Restore it All Podcast #61)

Scott Lowe (@otherscottlowe) joins us on the podcast to discuss the recent major hack of Twitter, where hundreds of accounts were compromised using backdoor access gained via a Twitter employee.

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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.

How to backup a NAS filer? (Restore it All Podcast #60)

W. Curtis Preston and Prasanna Malaiyandi discuss the pros and cons of the various ways to backup a NAS filer.

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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.

One big problem with the Right to be Forgotten and backups (Restore it All Podcast #59)

Curtis and Prasanna discuss the very difficult problem of “forgetting” someone using a backup system that is fundamentally designed to remember. This is a direct conflict between GDPR/CCPA and backup.  It’s one thing to delete a single file that relates to a subject; how do you delete records within a database within a database backup. Set aside how fundamentally difficult it is – you’re messing with the fundamental purpose of backups.

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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.