Backup Administrator

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Leslye Turrill | (335) 807-0870 | Nashua, NH


I am an experienced Backup Administrator with 8+ years of experience managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting backups of various systems. I have expertise in multiple backup technologies, such as tape, disk, and cloud backups. I have extensive experience in configuring, scheduling, and optimizing backup jobs. I have conducted many successful data restores as well. I have a proven track record of success in performing backups and restores for large-scale companies and organizations. My experience has enabled me to develop effective communication and problem-solving skills, which I have used to effectively collaborate with colleagues and customers.


Backup Administrator at Bare Metal Restore, NHJun 2022 - Present

  • Successfully backed up 10TB of data in 2 hours using Symantec NetBackup.
  • Successfully restored 5TB of data from a backup in 1 hour.
  • Created and maintained backups for 50+ servers with 100% success rate.
  • Reduced backup window by 3 hours per night by implementing incremental backups.
  • Wrote shell scripts to automate various aspects of the backup process.

Backup Administrator II at BackupPC, NHAug 2020 - Apr 2022

  • Led the development and implementation of a new backup system which increased reliability by 25% and decreased recovery time by 30%.
  • Implemented a deduplication strategy which reduced backups size by 45%.
  • Created custom scripts to automate various backup tasks, resulting in a 60% reduction in man-hours required for nightly backups.
  • Monitored and optimized performance of all backup systems, increasing throughput by 15%.
  • Wrote comprehensive documentation on all aspects of the backup infrastructure, improving support response times by 20%.

Backup Administrator I at Amanda, NHJul 2015 - Jun 2020

  • Successfully backed up 10TB of data in 2 hours using NetApp SnapMirror.
  • Successfully completed full system backups for 100+ servers weekly.
  • Successfully performed bare-metal server restores for 5 critical servers.
  • Created and implemented backup retention policy that meets RPO/RTO requirements.
  • Automated daily off-site tape rotations for long term storage.


Associate's Degree in Computer Science at Granite State College, NHAug 2010 - May 2015

I have learned how to code in multiple programming languages, how to use various software development tools, and how to apply the principles of computer science to solve problems.


  • Windows Server
  • Linux Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle Database
  • MySQL Database
  • IBM DB2 Database

Xenia Tollas | (188) 808-8091 | Lincoln, NE


I am a Backup Administrator with over 8 years of experience in the IT industry. My expertise lies in analyzing, designing, and implementing backup and recovery solutions to ensure business continuity. I have a deep understanding of data replication and storage technologies, including LTO tape, disk-to-disk, and public cloud solutions. I have implemented backup and recovery solutions for a variety of complex projects, using a range of technologies including IBM TSM, Veeam, and Commvault. I have also designed and implemented disaster recovery solutions, ensuring minimal downtime and data loss following an incident. My strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills have enabled me to identify and resolve system issues quickly and efficiently.


Backup Administrator at Iron Mountain, IDMay 2022 - Present

  • Successfully backed up 2 million files in one night.
  • Restored 1 million files from backup in under two hours.
  • Created a new backup system that increased speed by 30%.
  • Decreased the amount of data loss during backups by 20%.
  • Successfully completed 100% of all scheduled backups for the past year.
  • Wrote shell scripts to automate various aspects of the backup process, resulting in a 50% reduction in manual labor.

Backup Administrator II at EMC Corporation, IDSep 2020 - Mar 2022

  • Led a team of 4 in migrating the company’s backups from on-premises to Azure, resulting in $120K cost savings per year.
  • Implemented an automated backup solution that reduced recovery time by 50%.
  • Successfully restored critical data for 3 customers who had lost their primary systems due to disasters.
  • Streamlined the backup process, reducing run times by 30% and freeing up 2 hours per day for other tasks.
  • Wrote detailed documentation on all aspects of the backup system, improving supportability and lowering training costs.

Backup Administrator I at Symantec Corporation, IDAug 2015 - Jul 2020

  • Successfully backed up 2 TB of data in one week.
  • Successfully restored 1.5 TB of data from backups.
  • Created and maintained backup schedules for 10+ servers.
  • Performed weekly testing of backups to ensure integrity.
  • Diagnosed and resolved over 50% of all backup related issues.
  • Worked with other teams to troubleshoot cross-team issue.


Associate's Degree in Computer Science at Idaho State University, IDAug 2011 - May 2015

Some skills I've learned are programming in different languages, databases, software engineering, and networking.


  • Backup Exec
  • NetBackup
  • TSM
  • Avamar
  • Data Protector
  • Veeam