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Storage & Backup System Administrator Resume

Minneapolis, MinnesotA


Experienced storage and backup professional with 15+ years’ experience in designing and supporting Data Center and Enterprise level backups across multiple hardware, database, and operating system platforms. Experienced with UNIX and Windows backup infrastructure using, VTL, Data Domain, Veritas Appliances, and SAN attached tape drives and libraries. Experienced with the administration of NetApp storage serving both SAN and NAS protocols with both clustered FAS and AFF storage arrays.


Veritas NetBackup 6.x, 7.x, 8.x

NetApp clustered ONTAP v 9.x

Windows 2012/2016 Server

Data Domain, 6600, 9500, 9800

FAS 9000 and AFF700 NetApp hardware

UCS blade/ VMware hosts

Sun/STK Tape Libraries, L700, SL8500 SL3000, SL500

CIFS, NFS, Fiber channel, iSCSI & FCoE protocols

OEL, and RHEL operating systems

VMware VADP backups

IBM San Volume Controller

Vcenter 6.x

Oracle, SAP, SQL, DB2 & Informix database backup agent

Snapmirror, Snapvault, Snapcenter


Confidential, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Storage & Backup System Administrator


  • Re - designed and re-built current backup environment and improved backup success from 70% to 93%
  • Created backup standards and service level documentation for the entire enterprise
  • Designed and implemented a new 8.2 backup environment with 2 Data Domain 6600 backup appliances
  • Implemented AIR with Data Domain appliances using NetBackup 7.7.x and 8.1
  • Migrated all Oracle Backups to DDBoost user direct backups
  • Update and Create backup installation and DR documentation and Visio diagrams
  • Protected multiple NetApp volumes using snapshot, snapmirror, and snapvault technology
  • Created and expanded fiber channel datastores and presented them to UCS blade/ VMware hosts
  • Migrated and cutover boot LUNs, CIFS, and NFS data from older hardware new AFF NetApp systems
  • Provisioned CIFS, NFS, and Fiber Channel storage on NetApp clusters and Flexpods
  • Upgraded NetApp ONTAP from version 9.1 to 9.3 and 9.5
  • Migrated multiple fiber channel hosts from an old IBM SAN to new IBM SAN Hardware using SVC

Confidential, Thornton, Colorado

System Engineer


  • Worked on the build team of plan, build, run solution for infrastructure accounts
  • Update and Create backup installation documentation and run instructions
  • Install and configure NetBackup 7.6 or 7.7 on new managed customer servers
  • Install and configure TSM or Evault client on new managed customer servers
  • Install and configure Oracle, SAP, Exchange, SQL agent-based backups
  • Install and configure VMware VADP backups
  • Designed backup policies, volume pools, schedules and Storage Units

Confidential, Eagan, Minnesota

Sr. Backup Administrator


  • Install and configure NetBackup and VBR on new backup master and media server builds
  • Install and configure new disk and tape backup hardware
  • Upgrade backup servers from NetBackup 6.5 to 7.x
  • Upgraded all customers from NetBackup 5.x to NetBackup 6.5
  • Deployed new NetBackup 7.1 and 7.5 backup environments and installed Ops center where necessary
  • Redesigned and upgraded backup infrastructures that were at capacity
  • Designed and implement new customer’s backup infrastructures
  • Produce all necessary backup & monthly billing and SLA reports
  • Act as Level 3 Escalation point for System administrators
  • Create and Maintain all backup system documentation and diagrams
  • Installation of EMC Data Domain using NetBackup OST with DDBoost
  • Designed backup policies, volume pools, schedules and Storage Units
  • Created global backup and restore polices and documentation

Confidential, Fort Worth, Texas

Backup Administrator


  • Built-out new NetBackup domain at customer site, with latest server hardware and tape drive technology. Backup infrastructure will be capable of backing up 300+ servers and over 400TB of data.
  • Aided in design of Enterprise wide backup infrastructure including: servers, tape drives, library, disk cache, software, and the organization of them all
  • Aided in design of Medicare/Medicaid backup infrastructure, including backup servers, tape drives, tape libraries, backup solution, and installation/configuration of both primary and DR site.
  • Support customer with entire enterprise backups totaling over 400 TB backed up per month and 300+ systems a day
  • Installed NetBackup on Master server, Media servers, and backup clients
  • Set up 8 TB EMC Clariion disk cache on each Media server and configured 30 LTO2 SAN attached tapes on each
  • Designed backup policies, volume pools, schedules and Storage Units
  • Installed and configured automated Tape library software (ACSLS)
  • Support backups of UNIX, Windows, Linux, VMware and use Oracle, SAP, and Informix database agents
  • Understanding of UNIX and Windows operating system and data storage
  • Created SOX compliant procedures for DR of critical financial data
  • Create and Maintain system documentation
  • Troubleshoot all backup related problems with disk, tape, SAN, backup software, database agents, or server issues
  • Compile and create several end of month statistical and billing reports

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