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Douglas
douglas.j.james@gmail.com
904-302-0537
28 West 3rd St
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Backup Administrator
37 years experience W2
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Senior Backup Administrator, experienced in breaking chaotic situations down into component problems that can be individually resolved or mitigated. Well-developed speaking, writing and editing skills. Excellent administrative abilities and financial instincts. Proficient troubleshooter, skilled in improving efficiency and reducing waste. Disciplined, ethical, capable of independent work as well as teamwork. Held a Top Secret/ BI clearance from the Department of Defense until military retirement in March 2007

Experience
Backup Administrator
Government
Oct 2014 - Apr 2015

Supported several customers using EMC Networker, Symantec NetBackup, and Microsoft DPM.

Contracted to assist in the migration of Windows client servers from Microsoft Data Protection Manager to EMC NetWorker 8.1.2 on a Data Domain platform.

  • Learned Microsoft DPM well enough to support it and translate the values from one to another. Also discovered that though the times were set in Greenwich Mean Time, the scheduling was done as if Eastern and Central US time zones. Corrected these.
  • Prepared detailed reports based on DPM to ease the transition to NetWorker.
  • Set up backup directives, savegroups and client profiles for all the NetWorker clients. Prepared Data Domain disk pools, clone pools, backup and clone schedules and clone tape pools
Windows System Administration NIS EMC Database Backups
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Backup Systems Administrator
Transportation
Jun 2014 - Sep 2014

Contracted to assist in the migration of 462 Windows client servers from NetBackup 7.5.6 to NetWorker 8.2 and Avamar 7.0.1061 on a Data Domain platform.

Using SMS reports and a close review of NetBackup values, prepared detailed listings of all client resources and characteristics

Divided the clients to be migrated to Networker from those to Avamar.

Set up backup directives, savegroups and client profiles for all the NetWorker clients while teaching customer administrators how to do this and preparing screenshot documents for their use.

Tested backups to verify success, including those of cluster servers.

Worked with customer schedulers to setup the Control-M job schedules.

BMC Control-M Windows System Administration Database Backups
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Technology Consultant III Specialist
Information Technology
Jan 2011 - Jan 2014

Senior TSM administrator for 8 TSM master servers, senior EMC Legato Networker administrator for 18 Networker master servers, junior EMC Avamar administrator for 20 Avamar master servers, sole administrator for 3 Oracle tape libraries.

  • Migrated 7,300 client server backups from Legato Networker to NetBackup.
  • Provided input for the preparation of the NetBackup infrastructure.
  • Moved all data off of the virtual tape libraries used by Networker in order to reduce maintenance and utility expenses, prepared the EMC EDL (Virtual Tape Library) hardware for removal.
  • Consolidated data on tapes in specific retention pools to reduce space and tape consumption.
  • Prepared a detailed listing of tape drives and equipment to ensure continued backups and restores for the next 10 years. Laid the groundwork for the reconfiguration of 10 Legato master servers with EMC assistance and the removal of 16 media servers plus two-thirds of the tape drives.
  • Provided reports of all clients and their status to ensure continued backup of essential data.
  • Managed three tape libraries servicing in excess of 130, 000 tapes and 18 Networker and NetBackup master servers.
Oracle Legato EMC
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Assistant Vice President
Banking/Financial
Jan 2007 - Jan 2011

Merrill Lynch was purchased by Bank of America.

Senior TSM administrator for 8 TSM master servers with 5,000 client servers, senior EMC Legato Networker administrator for 18 Networker master servers with 10,000 client servers, sole administrator for 3 Oracle tape libraries.

  • Audited 20,284 client definitions across 10 Networker servers and corrected issues over a 3 month period in 2009. Eliminated duplication of 47 clients backing up the same data to two different master servers, removed 141 redundant jobs, removed 317 unnecessary client definitions, restarted backups on 14 clients that had been mistakenly stopped, and changed 698 backups from nonproduction to production classification to match the customer requirements to data retention.
  • Executed a detailed audit of over 100,000 tapes in two Oracle tape libraries and the 10 Networker master servers in 2008. This audit stopped the rampant overwriting of data that was ongoing in two data centers and stopped the further destruction of essential data. Captured the statistics on the destroyed data to reports for use in future investigations and put in safeguards to protect the data from loss. Coupled the audit with an inventory by the Media Management Team to destroy old media no longer needed, remove from inventory the thousands of missing tapes, and tighten up the controls on physical media.
  • Developed methods of analysis to find and eliminate duplication of efforts and enhance backup reliability.
Centera Oracle Legato Data Center Project Management
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active duty
Government
May 1984 - Mar 2007

Senior TSM administrator for 8 TSM master servers with 5,000 client servers, senior EMC Legato Networker administrator for 18 Networker master servers with 10,000 client servers, sole administrator for 3 Oracle tape libraries.

  • Audited 20,284 client definitions across 10 Networker servers and corrected issues over a 3 month period in 2009. Eliminated duplication of 47 clients backing up the same data to two different master servers, removed 141 redundant jobs, removed 317 unnecessary client definitions, restarted backups on 14 clients that had been mistakenly stopped, and changed 698 backups from nonproduction to production classification to match the customer requirements to data retention.
  • Executed a detailed audit of over 100,000 tapes in two Oracle tape libraries and the 10 Networker master servers in 2008. This audit stopped the rampant overwriting of data that was ongoing in two data centers and stopped the further destruction of essential data. Captured the statistics on the destroyed data to reports for use in future investigations and put in safeguards to protect the data from loss. Coupled the audit with an inventory by the Media Management Team to destroy old media no longer needed, remove from inventory the thousands of missing tapes, and tighten up the controls on physical media.
  • Developed methods of analysis to find and eliminate duplication of efforts and enhance backup reliability.
Oracle Centera Legato
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Operations Technical Analyst
Government
Nov 1995 - Jun 1999
  • Specialized in tape library systems and maintenance of tape libraries related to the mainframe.
  • In-depth analysis of DASD allocation which led to greater efficiency of use.
  • Deep study of CA-7 job streams, daily and weekly system backups, run-time improvement, account codes and documentation led to the correction of many errors.
  • Installed Control-M and Control-T, converting from CA-7 and TLMS respectively.
  • Responded to customer needs and forecast solutions to potential problems.
  • Saved customers tens of thousands of dollars on several occasions with implemented changes.
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Education
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Murray State University
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University of North Florida
Skills
Legato
2014
29
Oracle
2014
29
Centera
2011
26
Data Center
2011
4
Project Management
2011
4
CA 7
1999
3
EMC
2015
3
Database Backups
2015
1
AIX
2015
1
Analysis
2014
1
Biostatistics
2007
1
BMC Control-M
2014
1
Business Intelligence
0
1
C
0
1
Cadre Teamwork
2015
1
Disaster Recovery
2015
1
IBM Mainframe
2007
1
Microsoft SDK
2014
1
NIS
2015
1
OS/2
2007
1
RAID
2014
1
SAN
2014
1
SDLC
2015
1
SMS
2015
1
Storage Management
2015
1
System Administration
2015
1
Technical Support
2015
1
Tivoli
2014
1
TSO/ISPF
2007
1
UNIX
2015
1
Windows
2015
1