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CockroachDB: the SQL database as resilient as its namesake (Restore it All Podcast #117)

Dave Lukens from Cockroach Labs joins us to discuss CochroachDB, a highly resilient ACID-compliant SQL database. We discuss the CAP theorum, which says you can choose any two from Consistency, Availability, and Partition Tolerance – but you can’t have all three. We talk about which two they chose, and why they believe they’re the most resilient SQL database. We also, of course...

HYCU VP explains their service to Mr. Backup (Restore it All Podcast #116)

Subbiah Sundaram, VP of Products at HYCU, joins Mr. Backup and Prasanna Malaiyandi on the podcast to explain the evolution of the HYCU product line. They have expanded well beyond their original product that was aimed at Nutanix AHV. In addition to VMware, they’ve added support for Google Cloud Platform, Azure, Kubernetes, and Microsoft 365. They are also clearly focused on delivering their...

Emmy Winning Sound Mixer Explains Movie Archiving (Restore it All Podcast #114)

We are super excited to have the Emmy Winning sound mixer Larry Blake on the podcast to talk about his upcoming book “Solving The Digital Dilemma.” It is a response to “The Digital Dilemma,” which is a paper released in 2007 by the Academy’s Sci-Tech Council that discusses long term archiving of a movie. (It describes a very NON-digital solution.) He has edited the...

Information Security Expert Says InfoSec Must Evolve (Restore it All Podcast #113)

Wolfgang Goerlich, Advisory CISO, explains the current state of information security, and why he thinks many environments are focusing on the wrong things. We speak about ransomware, extortionware, and phishing, even giving examples where we know we have personally been phished! He explains how this illustrates his point that we need more emphasis in different areas of information security.

Are You Vulnerable to an Attack Like Kaseya One on Kaseya? (Restore it All Podcast #112)

Mr. Backup and Prasanna discuss the Kaseya attack that happened over the July 4th weekend of 2021. First, we talk about how bad actors use long weekends for attacks, then discuss various things you can/should do to ensure that your environment would not be vulnerable to such an attack. We talk about the kinds of questions that even an unskilled person can ask to help mitigate this risk, including...

Tape Drive Designer Schools Mr. Backup on Tape (Restore it All Podcast #111)

Joe Jurneke has been designing the innards of magnetic devices since 1973, and now he’s here to answer our questions. He started with disk, and moved over to tape over thirty years ago, and is now retired – but consults with the tape industry from time to time. We talk in detail about how tape drives work they way they do, their reliability and more. We take down a couple of myths from the...

Why you need a copy of Modern Data Protection (Restore it All Podcast #110)

We cover my latest book, Modern Data Protection, by O’Reilly & Associates on this podcast. I give an overview of the book, which covers the “Why, What, Where, and How” of backup, archive, and disaster recovery. After giving an overview of the book, I talk about why I wrote, and what it’s like to write a book for O’Reilly. Prasanna acted as a tech editor on the...

Can OVH properly redesign their backup infrastructure? (Restore it All Podcast #109)

Prasanna and Curtis discuss whether or not can (or will) OVH properly redesign their backup infrastructure to prevent another incident like what happened in March, where many customers lost their sites forever. As we discussed in our previous podcast, OVH had a backup service already that people paid for, and it was not up to the task. OVH”s CEO made an 8-minute video where he discussed...

ComplyTrust: Remembering those you need to forget (Restore it All Podcast #108)

We talk to Mike Johnson of ComplyTrust, who says they “remember those you are supposed to forget.” We talk about the data management challenges created by data subject access requests (DSARs), right-of-erasure (ROE, AKA right to be forgotten, or RTBF) requests, and the fact that we have many parts of the datacenter that are much better at remembering than forgetting. Backups are a...