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Tim Jones is the president and chief technology officer of the TOLIS
Group, Inc., the developer of the BRU brand of data backup and recovery
software. In 1994, Tim's vision to port BRU to Linux produced the first
commercial, non-development application to support Linux systems at
Linux kernel level 0.00pl12. At the time, Tim was the vice president
of engineering at Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc., the original
developer of BRU. Tim's 14 year tenure in the data storage and backup
industry includes product management positions at Archive Corporation
and Conners Peripherals. Prior to putting the TOLIS Group together,
Tim was the director of research and development at EBIZ
Tim has been actively involved in the furthering of Linux through the development of Linux International, the Linux Standards Base project, the Linux Posix project, the Linux Professional Institute. TOLIS is the sponsor of the Linux Tape Device Certification Program.
With Backup windows becoming smaller - because of either the amount of
data being backed up or extended work hours being seen in many
establishments - backup methods and procedures for reducing the
requirement are becoming more important than ever before. Also, with
the myriad new regulations concerning archival of data, extended and
off-site storage planning becomes more important.
We will discuss many old and new procedures that can be used in most administration environments to alleviate or reduce the backup load. The discussion will include: