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Advanced Backup School: Lesson 6's first backup school was focused on providing a library of content for brand new backup architects. Backup School had all of the fundamental nuts and bolts any storage manager would need to get a backup shop up and running. Now, with Advanced Backup School, it's

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time to take backup to the next level. Author and VP of Services, Glasshouse Technologies W. Curtis Preston will cover topics such as multi-streaming, interleaving, and multiplexing, and how most environments misuse them, when and how to use disk with your backup system, how to properly size your backup server, tape library, etc., the top ten ways storage folks misconfigure backup systems and when to use LAN-based, LAN-free, and server-free backups -- as well as other advanced backup techniques.

Curtis will deliver our Advanced Backup School in six concise, informative, vendor-neutral webcasts that aim to give the advanced, higher level architect the tools they need to build out the most efficient backup system.

Would you like to see this webcast series in person? Join W. Curtis Preston when Advanced Backup School Hits the Road -- coming to a city near you. This FREE one day seminar can help you formulate a backup plan for any size shop. You'll come away with strategies and tools that you can begin using in your storage strategy immediately.

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SUMMARY:  The traditional methods of backing up can only take your shop so far. Disk and tape have limitations that some of the products just starting to come onto the market will help alleviate. In lesson six of's Advanced Backup School, W. Curtis Preston goes beyond the limits of today's traditional backup techniques to expose you some of the burgeoning backup technologies.
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SPONSOR:  CommVault

Challenges with status quo

What's creating the challenge

What's needed to combat the challenge

Summary of new technologies

Snapshots and replication

Continuous data protection systems

Data reduction backup systems

Remote office backup


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   Return to the top of the page
W. Curtis Preston is the Vice President of Data Protection Services at GlassHouse Technologies. He authored Using SANs and NAS and Unix Backup and Recovery, the seminal O'Reilly book on backup. He has been designing storage systems for more than 10 years and has designed systems for environments ranging from backup systems for small businesses to enterprise storage systems for Fortune 100 companies. His passion for backup and recovery began with managing the data growth of a 24x7, mission-critical environment. Since that time, Preston has been able to help many companies design resilient storage systems, and his client list includes many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.Copyright 2005 TechTarget

This was first published in May 2005

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