Greg Baker is our leading HP DataProtector consultant. He is one of
Australia's leading experts on HP DataProtector, and has been for over
The kinds of engagements customers find helpful:
- Working out what parts of your support contract you can drop
It's not that HPE's contracts are obscure and hard to understand. OK, well,
yes they are. Email us your support
contract, and we'll explain what it does and doesn't cover,
confirm what you do and don't need
and arrange for the best price possible on it.
- Recovering a corrupted internal database
- We have big-endian machines, little-endian machines in 32-bit and 64-bit
flavours, and just about every version of DataProtector released. Sometimes
we get customers whose database is a lost cause but quite often we can get
it back into a usable state again.
- Health checks
- This is usually two-to-three days, often spread out over a few
weeks in order to fully understand your backup cycle. We will make
sure that everything is getting backed up, that you are getting the
best performance you could expect, that all the options for disaster
recovery and a complete backup are in place, and that nothing unusual
- Full implementation
- This takes anywhere from two days to eight weeks.
Everything: workshops with your team to understand their backup
needs and your backup windows, project management of new equipment
purchasing and delivery, software installation, deployment and
configuration, and helping with setting up tape cycling procedures.
- Temporary management
- This usually involves around 10 - 15 hours per month to
maintain your backups, add in new servers, address any errors and keep
all servers patched and up-to-date.
Customers use this at times when their staff are unavailable, busy
with other projects or when they just want some peace of mind about
backups for a while.
- Tape copying and migration
- Do you have a large number of legacy tapes that you want converted to
a newer format? (e.g. DDS to LTO-4). This can be done quite cost-effectively.
- Cloud backup planning
- HP DataProtector works well in Amazon EC2 and other
cloud environments! Whether you put your
cell manager in the cloud or just the media and disk agents, you can
dynamically add and remove systems from your backup specifications and know
that no data is ever getting lost.
Our style of consulting is not to dash in and out leaving you with a
system that you don't understand. Our philosophy is to hand over
gently and make sure that your staff are comfortable and confident.
Greg Baker, in the old parliament house, Port Vila, with the
Vanuatu Ministry of Finance's backup team.
Greg Baker after delivering the first ever training in Papua New Guinea
Greg Baker, with some of the HP sales, pre-sales and partners who attended
the first DataProtector Advanced training (Taipei, July 2012).
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