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Storage/Backup engineer

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by reverb, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. reverb

    reverb Byte Poster

    Hi all,

    Is specialising in the backups or storage field a good idea? It sounds quite good for a while but I generally get the feeling it will get boring in the long run and more importantly, forgetting alot of other skills and knowledge!

    Does anyone here work in such a role like this? Care to share some insight on the role?
  2. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Premium Member

    I do a lot of storage and backup operations in my position, but personally I don't see myself doing just that, although I do know IT consultants who love doing this and are really good at it. It depends on what you like, I am sure storage will be and is a big factor in IT infrastructure, especially with virtualization technology in place, they kind complement each other, and networking too. Do you like it? do you see yourself doing it? because storage and backup is a big field, lots to learn.
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  3. Steve.L

    Steve.L Byte Poster

    Hi Reverb

    I am a storage and virtualisation consultant/engineer and also specialise in a few different backup products such as Arcserve, commvault and Veeam (along with a few others), also with storage there are different tier vendors such as netapp, nexsan, hds etc and all have different requirements, also there is fibre, Foe, iSCSI, Nfs etc. You will need to proficient in Linux as well as MS os's, there is a lot of messing within the OS's so all in all its a really diverse field as Theprof has mentioned.


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  4. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

    We've got guys in work specifically employed to look after backups, albeit this is on a large scale operation, around 5 - 600tb worth of data from 90 sites. but i get the impression they don't just sit around and monitor them, they work with all os's from windows, linux, netapps, nexsans etc. So it sounds like a varied role.

    Obviously all depends on how the company work it and their enviornment
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