W. Curtis Preston has specialized in designing data protection systems since 1993, and has designed such systems for many environments, both large and small. His lively prose and wry, real-world approach has made him a popular author and speaker.
"Good stuff. You'll find this book interesting to read, full of detail when you need it and pointed when necessary. Go pickup a copy. "
--Sean P. Hull, Amazon.com
"If you are tasked with designing, deploying and managing a backup infrastructure, W. Curtis Prestons Backup & Recovery: Inexpensive Backup Solutions for Open Systems will prove indispensable. Preston does a great job of introducing the reader to backup basics and more complicated infrastructure designs and considerations."
--Central Oregon Information Systems User Group
"Preston is extremely knowledgeable about the world of backups, and the book shines most when he is showing off his experience...Unless your only data protection requirements fit neatly into one of the scenarios for which blueprints are provided, Backup & Recovery is not the last backup book you'll ever have to read. However, by reading this book, you will learn something you didn't know about the environment you are backing up and the tools you already use and gain perspective on what to think about when designing or improving your backup process."
--Chaos Golubitsky, ;LOGIN:
"...if there was any important aspect the author missed, I didn't find it. For the vast majority of systems, this book is travel guide, companion, and bible - all rolled into one."
--James Mohr, Linux Magazine
"...by reading this book, you will learn something you didn't know about the environment you are backing up and the tools you already use and gain perspective on what to think about when designing or improving your backup process."
--W. Curtis Preston, book reviews