#! /usr/bin/ksh – Backup Admin Life: Testing

In a blog, far far away… In my previous post on Automation in this series I’m calling “Backup Admin Life”, I talked about what we used to do with scripting to “get $#!+” done and how the more complex the systems got the more important it was to make sure things were automated and easy…

#! /usr/bin/ksh – Backup Admin Life: Automation

If you read that title, ‘Pound sign, exclamation point, forward slash U-S-R, forward slash, B-I-N, forward slash, K-S-H’, then you may not get the nuances of my blog post, or forget the nuances, you may not “get it” at all. No offense. However, if you read the title, “pound-bang user-bin-korn shell” or something very similar,…

Data Protection OF a Service

Today I read Jason Buffington’s blog entitled, “How do you backup SaaS?  I’d like to know” and was intrigued to see what response he has received from this very inquisitive blog post.  Much to my chagrin, none were publicly posted.  This, I thought was a great blog entry asking the very same questions I asked…

Backup to the Future!!

Old times forgotten I’ve been around backup and recovery for a lot of years.  Started as a night time backup operator slinging 288MB (yes megabyte) disk packs, mounting 9-track reel to reel tape (don’t forget to check if it is write protected) and initiating a copy (backup) on a WANG VS7310 way back in late…