I’ve been running the NetWorker Blog since 2009, and since it started it’s grown to hundreds of articles in addition to a bunch of reports and some mini (and not so mini) manuals. I’ve been lucky enough to be named part of the EMC Elect Community now for 3 years running since its inception, but I thought it worthwhile spending a few minutes mentioning some of the other EMC Elect I’ve been lucky enough to meet, or whose musings I’ve found particularly interesting over the years.
- Dave Henry, who can speak storage like it’s his first language both in person and on his Geek Fluent Blog.
- Rob Koper at 50mu.
- Matt Davis, the fearsomely smart guy who runs da5is.
- Jon Klaus, who runs faststorage.
- Christopher Kusek, not only a guru on all things virtual, but one of the bravest bloggers I know.
- Jason Nash, who often seems to know everything there is about storage you can know, and then some.
There were a lot more in EMC Elect 2015 than the above select list, of course. Last year was a bit chaotic for me, between job changes and a few other big personal events. This year, I’m planning on diving into a lot more of what my Elect colleagues (both above, and across the entire spectrum) post about, and you’ll be seeing more links appear to their articles.
Jumping back to me for a moment, I figure this is as good an opportunity as ever to do a quick summary of some of the bigger posts on the NetWorker hub – so here goes:
- Top 5 Blog Posts:
- Basics – Fixing NSR Peer Information Errors. A perennial favourite, this has been visited more than twice as often as any other article on the site.
- Introducing NetWorker 8. Everyone was hungry for information on NetWorker 8 when it launched, and this remains well read even now.
- Basics – Stopping and Starting NetWorker on the Windows Command Line. I’ve always found wading through the services control panel in Windows to be slower than firing a command prompt and typing a couple of commands. I thought that was because I was a die-hard Unix/Command Line junkie, but it turns out a lot of people want to know this.
- Basics – Changing Browse/Retention Time. We’ve all done it: accidentally configured a client and left the default browse and retention settings in place, only to realise a month or two later that we need to correct it. Don’t worry, I won’t tell who has looked at this article – we’ve all been in the same boat…
- NetWorker 8 Advanced File Type Devices. NetWorker 8 saw device handling for AFTDs (and for that matter, DD Boost devices) completely upgraded. This article dove in on the nitty gritty and a lot of people access it still.
- Manuals and reports you might find interesting:
- NetWorker Usage Surveys for 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010!
- Turbocharged EMC NetWorker. Want to become a power administrator for NetWorker? Start here.
- Stop, Collaborate and Listen. Want to know how your IT department can integrate better with your business? It’s three simple words.
- Configuring LinuxVTL with NetWorker. Did you know you can get a free VTL to run in your lab environment? This manual explains how.
Thanks for reading my blog over the years, I look forward to many more years to come!