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Data Back Up Best Practices for your Business with Joshua Liberman

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Joshua Liberman joins me on this edition to talk about data backup and how he approaches it for both enterpise and cloud-based business clients.


  1. Backup is not an element, but has many different components.
  2. These include “flat” data such as documents, complex data (databases, including Exchange) and configuration data.
  3. The fastest way to capture all of this is by doing image-based or “snapshot” backups that capture all at once.
  4.  These types of backups provide “business continuity” or the ability to keep working after server(s) failure.
  5.  You also need to off-site this data in order to protect against both employee error and true site disasters.
  6.  There is a way to do all of this, in an automated, hourly fashion that provides recovery within minutes!


Joshua Liberman wasn’t exactly born into business.  With a background in languages and linguistics, a degree in Philosophy, travel throughout the world, and a history of rock and ice climbing and the martial arts, his path to computing was anything but straight.  His first exposure to computing came in the form of an IBM PC XT in Bakersfield, CA, in 1982.  He started doing Novell computer networks in 1990 while in the Department of Energy, leaving in late 1995 to start Net Sciences from his home.  After 18 years, NSI is now in the top ten networking firms in the state.