102 episodes

A podcast dedicated to making sure you can restore everything you need to restore. Hosted by W. Curtis Preston (Mr. Backup) and Prasanna Malaiyandi.

Backup Central's Restore it All Backup Central's Restore it All

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to making sure you can restore everything you need to restore. Hosted by W. Curtis Preston (Mr. Backup) and Prasanna Malaiyandi.

    Veeam User Warns About Item-Level Retention in Microsoft 365 Backup

    Veeam User Warns About Item-Level Retention in Microsoft 365 Backup

    A Veeam user warns of what he felt is a confusing option in Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365. He says he likes the product, but that the first retention setting mentioned in the documentation (item-level retention) might not do what you think it does. He thinks everyone should use snapshot-level retention, which behaves more traditionally. We also discuss IBM Spectrum Protect (AKA TSM) a little bit, as they also use that product. Our guest is speaking on conditions of anonymity, so we gave him a fake name (Puddleglum) and altered his voice in the recording. (Want to talk about your environment, but don't want to use your name? We'd love to have you on and we'll keep you anonymous too!)

    • 55 min
    Securing & speeding up network traffic w/o VPN or SD-WAN

    Securing & speeding up network traffic w/o VPN or SD-WAN

    Adi Ruppin, founder of Ananda Networks, joins us on the podcast to discuss how they secure – and increase the performance of – network traffic without deploying a VPN or SD-WAN. He talks about how the technologies we use for networking are actually very old designs that come with a lot of downsides. Ananda Networks aims to address those downsides while giving you everything a VPN and SD-WAN do – and more. Faster and more secure internet connections without the technologies we usually use for such things.

    • 50 min
    What we learned in 100 episodes of Backup Central's Restore it All

    What we learned in 100 episodes of Backup Central's Restore it All

    It's hard to believe, but this is our 100th episode! Prasanna and Curtis discuss the favorite topics we've had over 100 episodes, as well as the many things we've learned along the way. We talk about containers and K8s, tape, COVID-19, election security, and how recoveries are impacted by other factors. We also talked extensively about ransomware, and talked to someone who had actually been through a recovery from an attack. We talked about DDI, cloud backups, the importance of segregating your Windows backup server, and many things about the 120+ database products that have to be backed up.

    Thank you so much to our listeners! We look forward to 100 more episodes!

    • 59 min
    Kubernetes Expert Explains K8s, the CSI, and backups

    Kubernetes Expert Explains K8s, the CSI, and backups

    Russ Cantwell (@rcantw3ll), CTO of SHI Corp, joins us to talk about Kubernetes, the Container Storage Interface (CSI), and backups. Before we get to that, however, we talk about how he, his pregnant wife, and two-year old child all got COVID-19. We discuss how that went and continues to go, and then we talk about Kubernetes. (If you're not interested in our banter, and just want to hear about K8s, just fast-forward to 11:50.)

    • 55 min
    Porteguese University Using Open-Source Backup Tools

    Porteguese University Using Open-Source Backup Tools

    Another industry veteran, Jose Calhariz. joins us this week to explain how he uses the community versions of two open-source backup tools to meet his university's backup needs, while saving money. We have a very interesting discussion that includes coverage of dump, tar, and Amanda. Jose also tells a great story of a huge recovery he had to do, that took several days.

    • 52 min
    Create a physical air-gap without using tape using portable disk

    Create a physical air-gap without using tape using portable disk

    Darren McBride, CEO of Highly Reliable Systems (http://high-rely.com/ ) joins us on this podcast to talk about their product, which he says is designed for SMBs to get reliable offsite backup without using tape or an Internet connection. They have purpose-built appliances that support mirroring, but with removable disks. This product has been on the market for almost twenty years, but is having a surge in demand due to the desire by many companies to have an air-gapped backup for ransomware protection purposes.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

RobWorman ,

a fine fine technical podcast!

Good content, good host energy that helps add color to what could easily be dry material!

FDR once gave this wise speaking advice:
"Be sincere, be brief, be seated."

This podcast does a nice job of this.

Metwork Engineer ,

Funny and informative

I really enjoy this podcast. I learn something every week. Curtis is so informative and wise, and I love just listening to him. I feel that every IT professional responsible for keeping data available during small and large disasters should listen to this. There was also a very informative detour about COVID-19 with a medical professional when COVID-19 was first wracking the world.

Ashley Frizzie ,

Awesome content

These guys really break it down for the listener, and the guests that Curtis brings on add a ton of color to the topic at hand. 5/5 for sure.

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