AGL 267: Backups and DR with W. Curtis Preston

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AGL 267: Backups and DR with W. Curtis Preston

W. Curtis Preston

About W. Curtis

W. Curtis Preston (AKA Mr. Backup) has specialized in designing data protection systems since 1993, and has designed such systems for some of the largest organizations in the world. His lively prose and wry, real-world approach has made him a popular author and speaker.

He has written four O’Reilly books, the latest of which is Modern Data Protection, published in 2021. He is also the host of BackupCentral.com and it’s Restore it All podcast.

He is now the Chief Technical Evangelist for Druva, the only at-scale SaaS provider of data protection.


Today We Talked About

  • Curtis’s background
  • Why Backups are important.
  • Modern Backups
  • SaaS Service backups
  • Container Backups
  • Cloud Backups
  • Protecting
  • Code Spaces
  • MFA as a requirement
  • M365 Backups
  • Immutable Backups
  • Ransomware
  • LTO backups
  • Archiving vs. Backups
  • GDPR and backups
  • Forget me Yes?
  • Retention Policies
  • RTO and RPO – What are the?

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