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About me

A little about me: My name is Preston de Guise, and I’ve been working in primarily consulting roles since 1996 – whether that be customer-facing consulting, back-end outsourcing administration, customer support or training. I’ve dealt with a large variety of enterprise environments ranging from primary industries (mining, exploration, etc.) through to health, finance and banking, manufacturing, sales and importing. I’m the author of Enterprise Systems Backup and Recovery: A corporate insurance policy, and wrote that book based on the lessons I’ve learned over the years dealing with a plethora of backup implementations, policies, administrators and managers. I started in Unix system administration, managing multiple backup servers across Australia for a multinational company, so I approach customers with a healthy understanding of the need for availability and prioritisation of issue resolution.

In my spare time, I write, read, get ruled over by a couple of cats, spend time with my partner, dabble with photography, potter with programming and pugnaciously procrastinate.

Oh, and I’m utterly terrified of zombies. As soon as a movie or story has zombies in it, I’m off watching or reading something else. If you know the official phobia name for that, I’d appreciate you letting me know 🙂

About NetWorker

EMC NetWorker (formerly Legato NetWorker) is an enterprise class data protection product that I’ve been using since 1996. It is not by any means the only backup product that I’ve used, but for various functionality reasons, it is certainly one of my preferred.

I’m not by any means in this blog advocating that you should be using NetWorker yourself – each backup product has to be deployed against the requirements of an individual environment, and I don’t know your environment. If however you’re looking at deploying an enterprise backup product, it’s certainly one to consider.

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  16 Responses to “About”

  1. Love your blog! Keep it up … thanks!

  2. Hi Preston,

    very good blog! I am also working with networker and would like to share my knowledge. Do you accept guest acticles?

    • Hi Ronny,

      I had not thought of guest articles when I setup the blog. Let me think about it over the next couple of days and get back to you. I’ll email you directly.

      Cheers,

      Preston.

  3. Hi!

    Really like this blog, I’m pretty new to NetWorker but this blog has helped me alot during my year of NetWorking..
    Thanks!

  4. Thanks for all your helpful posts on the networker listserv list at temple.edu!

    • I’m glad to be able to help where I can, which is why I still contribute to the NetWorker listserv as well as doing this blog. Thanks for the feedback!

  5. Hi Preston,

    I would like to know if you know a way to automatize with a batch file the instalation of agents on both Windows and Linux Environments?

    Thanks for your attention!

    Regards

  6. “Oh, and I’m utterly terrified of zombies. As soon as a movie or story has zombies in it, I’m off watching or reading something else. If you know the official phobia name for that, I’d appreciate you letting me know :-)”

    I have found this, but it is from the Urban Dictionary, so you can use it or not:

    Kinemortophobia: The fear of the undead.

  7. Just received a copy of your book. Very good! Oh, the blog’s really great too 😉

  8. Hi Alex – that’s great, thank you!

  9. Your Blog is really very helpful . I refer this for almost all my doubts in networker

  10. Great blog thanks.
    Really helping out with my first implementation of NW.
    My management are wondering how I picked it up so quick 😉

    On a side note Kinemortophobia is the correct term for your phobia.

    Keep up the great work.

    Will