#! /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…

Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

How the idea for this blog came about This past weekend my daughter asked, “who invented toast?”  So having a little Cliff Clavin in me, I made up a story of how toast was invented by a gentleman called the Toastmaster General.  When she responded, “really?” I quickly said no but I’m sure it can be found…

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…