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Rclone creator Nick Craig-Wood Explains This Powerful Tool (Restore it All Podcast #133)

This week, we talk to Nick Craigwood, the creator and principal developer of rclone, a very popular open-source tool for copying data to and from cloud providers. Rclone is downloaded roughly 250,000 times each month, and has over 30,000 stars on GitHub. There are six core developers, and a great community of users and other developers at rclone.org. We talk a little bit about Nick’s development...

FujiFilm Tape Evangelist Explains Past, Present & Future of Tape/LTO (Restore it All Podcast #132)

Fujifilm’s tape evangelist, Rich Gadomski, joins us for an interesting discussion on tape and LTO. We talk about the different subtrates that have been used over the years, and how that changed things. We then talk about LTO-9 and what that brings to market. We also talk about how tape has seen a bit of a resurgence in interest in the backup market due to the advent of ransomware. Always...

Peter Krogh, who coined “the 3-2-1 rule,” on our podcast! (Restore it All Podcast #131)

The term “3-2-1 rule” comes up on almost every episode, and we have the guy that coined it with us on the podcast! How exciting! Peter Krogh coined the term fifteen years ago. He is now Chief Product Officer at Tandem Vault, but this week he is talking to us. He first talks about how he coined the term “3-2-1 Rule” while writing the first edition of The DAM Book: Digital Asset...

Mr. Backup and Mr. SQL argue over how to backup SQL Server (Restore it All Podcast #130)

Have you ever had questions about SQL Server, Azure, SQL Server ON Azure, how to backup SQL Server, or how to backup Azure? This is the episode for you. Denny Cherry, a SQL Server and Azure specialist and author of seven books, talks to us about both of these technologies. Before talking about anything important, we tackle the mystery of how you pronounce Azure. Surprise! I was pronouncing it...

Deep dive into why tape still has a future in storage (Restore it All Podcast #129)

Mark Lantz, Manager CloudFPGA and Tape Technologies for IBM, joins us on this week’s podcast to talk about how he feels that tape still has a future in data storage. We talk about past and future advancements in the substrates tape uses, as well as how tape has not approached the superparamagnetic limit, the way we have with disk. (This is the limit at which you cannot increase the storage...

Transfer backups from one product to the next (Restore it All Podcast #128)

Ever wondered what you’re supposed to do with all your old backups, now that you’ve moved on to another backup product? Simon Brown from StoneRam believes he has the answer to this problem that has plagued backup customers (and vendors) for ages. He’s able to transfer backup data out of common backup formats and into your new product, or restore backups from your old product...

Veeam reps explain defense against Conti ransomware (Restore it All Podcast #127)

After the recent stories about Veeam customers being directly targeted by the Conti ransomware group, we invited Rick Vanover and Dave Russell from Veeam to discuss the topic on the podcast. The stories in the press seemed to focus on the attack, as well as how ruthless the Conti ransomware gang tends to be. We thought we’d give Veeam a chance to explain exactly what Veeam customers can do...

Stop Ransomware Attacks in Seconds (Restore it All Podcast #126)

This week we are joined by Greg Edwards, CEO and founder of CryptoStopper, to discuss once again the important topic of ransomware. We talk about the challenges typically experienced by ransomware victims, especially exfiltration and potential exposure of sensitive data. The only way to stop that particular attack is stop the data from being exfiltrated in the first place. CryptoStopper has a way...

ZFS is not magic – it needs backup and RAID (Restore it All Podcast #125)

This one will get you talking! Jody Bruchon, author of “ZFS won’t save you: fancy filesystem fanatics need to get a clue about bit rot (and RAID-5),”, joins us on the podcast. The blog post went viral, resulting in three times as many words in the comments as the original article had. We start with an explanation of bit rot, why it happens, and why ZFS won’t be able to fix all bit rot. (For more...

How good is your backup system, really? (Restore it All Podcast #124)

Inspired by the article “How good is your backup, really?” by Sandra Vogel, we discuss how to evaluate and potentially redesign your backup system. We talk about different kinds of backup systems, and how that impacts how you evaluate them. We also talk about how important it is these days to ensure that your backups are impervious to ransomware. We also talk about the importance of...