Mike Rainville

Keeping your Backup Software Up To Date – Part 2

In part 1 of this 2 part series discussed NetBackup release compatibility in part 2 we will discuss the actual process of the NetBackup upgrade and the tools that are available to insure your success.  As indicated in part 1, the reasons for upgrading are numerous, not the least of which is new features and […]

Keeping Your Backup Software Up To Date – Part 1

Most organizations today acknowledge the necessity of backing up their business data, however not all recognize the value of a well-oiled and maintained backup environment.  Like many facets of IT, a reliable backup and recovery operation can relieve management stress and enable staff to be more productive.  A perhaps over-used refrain (with a small dose […]

Fear not the backup upgrade: It’s not as scary as you think.

There’s a fairly common scenario in backup environments that I’ve seen at many of the small-to-medium-size shops where I’ve worked. It seems that the backup administration role is oftentimes inherited by (or otherwise bestowed upon) the unsuspecting new hire. This person may have lots of IT experience but little or no background in managing backups […]

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