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Friday, 6 March 2015

A thank you to all my readers - Amazon's 4th best-selling book on disaster recovery

I checked on Amazon's best sellers list for Disaster Recovery books tonight and discovered mostly that there are quite a few mis-filed books there (e.g. chef is not about disaster recovery!)

But the top four that actually are about disaster recovery are:

  • Michael Lucas' book Tarsnap - an encrypted storage system for Unix users who want extreme levels of paranoia about the security of their backups. Michael is a very famous sysadmin-writer who deserves first place for anything he writes.
  • Steven Nelson's book from 2011 which covers enterprise backup in general, glaringly omitting HP Data Protector.
  • Joe Kissell's book on Crashplan
  • My Planning, Deploying and Installing Data Protector 9.
Thank you to everyone who has bought it so far; I hope you have found it useful.

Greg Baker is one of the world's leading experts on HP Data Protector. His consulting services are at He has written numerous books (see on it, and on other topics. His other interests are startup management, applications of automated image and text analysis and niche software development.