Pierre Dorion is the data center practice director and a senior consultant with Long View Systems Inc. in Phoenix, Ariz., specializing in the areas of business continuity and disaster recovery planning services and corporate data protection. Over the past 10 years, he has focused primarily on the development of recovery strategies, IT resilience and recoverability, as well as data protection and availability engagements at the data center level. Pierre Dorion has been a guest speaker on the subject of data availability and IT resilience at a number of conferences, including Storage Decisions, ARMA, AFCOM and CIPS.
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Contributions from Pierre Dorion
- Centralized backup solution
- CAS vs. Snaplock Volume
- DLTs vs. CDs: Pros and cons
- SAN disaster recovery planning
- Portable long-term backup
- Snapshot only?
- USB device data recovery
- Alternatives to software mirroring
- Third-party backup for Windows 2000 Active Directory Domain Controller
- Industry standards for data retention
- Best practices for backup server configuration
- Hardware-based replication for HP arrays?
- Does Veritas NetBackup support BCV backup?
- What is the most critical information to back up?
- File-based replication vs. volume-based replication
- Daily data volatility rates
- Pros and cons of LTO vendors
- Are CDs considered acceptable disaster recovery media?
- Backup predictions for 2005: Disk-based backup gains steam, but tape is far from dead
- Web-based reporting tools for tape libraries