I did this podcast a few months ago, but it's now available on searchstorage.com. It's always interesting to hear what I said a few months ago to see if I still agree with it.
I listened to it to see if I still agree with myself. I'd say there are two areas that have changed a bit. The first is that I'm starting to think about backup verification instead of having an extra copy on tape for risk mitigation. There's also now the first dedupe filer for primary data. (In the podcast I mention that the story isn't as compelling in primary storage. I stand by that, but it looks like NetApp's still got a pretty good story on the NearStore dedupe product.)
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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.