6 Reasons not to Deduplicate Data

Deduplication is a hot buzzword these days. I previously posted about how important it is to understand your business problems before evaluating data protection solutions. Here are six reasons why you might not want to deduplicate data. 1. Your data is highly regulated and/or frequently subpoenaed The challenge with these types of data is the […]

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DeltaStor Deduplication, cont….

Scott from EMC and author of the backup blog responded to my previous post on DeltaStor. First, thank you for welcoming me to the world of blogdom. This blog is brand new and it is always interesting to engage in educated debate. I do not want this to go down a “mine is better than […]

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Deduplication, do I really need it?

I’m always puzzled when a customer tells me that they “need deduplication to run my backups better.” This drives me nuts. Deduplication in and of itself doesn’t make your backups run better. In fact some technologies make backups and restores take a lot longer. These customers aren’t really thinking about the root causes of their […]

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DeltaStor Deduplication

I track numerous sites focused on data protection and storage and am always interested in what other industry participants are discussing.  The blogroll on this site includes links to some informative and interesting blogs.  However, as with anything else on the web, everyone brings their view of the world which inevitably influences their perspective. This […]

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Why is this blog called About Restore?

You might be wondering why I choose the name About Restore for this blog.  The primary objective of data protection is restore. Sure you backup data every night, but you do this so you can restore the data. A recent situation reminded me of this. I manage numerous programs and one of my responsibilities is […]

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Welcome to the new blog!

This blog will focus on the industry where I work, Storage and more specifically data protection.  The comments here are my own.  Comments and feedback are always welcome.

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