Contribute to this blog is a well known blog for IT Infrastructure related content with increasing number of subscribers & Followers. This blog has been online since 2013 and is one of the most popular blogs in the “Backup” and “Storage” niches. However, we being an IT guys, we always have to be multi-skilled & keep learning new emerging technologies to survive the competition in this fast changing technical world. We are also getting mails from many people asking to update tutorials on other backup tools and other IT infrastructure technical concepts.

So in order to achieve this goal & to create an online tutorial sharing platform, we are accepting Guest technical posts on various IT infrastructure technologies so that people around the world can recognise your professional work and talent and at the same time help others to learn new IT technologies. But before you decide to start contributing, please read these guidelines to ensure that your post gets approved. 

Guest post image by ankk

The purpose here is to help you to use this platform to reach out to the digital marketing world and showcase your professional career talents & to create an online image (profile) brand for yourself by sharing your knowledge.

Let me share a few benefits of contributing to this blog:
  • Because all the posts are posted with your name as author, you can create an online technical professional image for yourself and you can update your LinkedIn profile  or your CV with this blog as one of the technical author. Your details will be updated in the Authors Page as well for any reference.
  • You can improve your writing skills which will help you preparing technical documents at your workplace.
  • You will get a chance to review/upgrade the old concepts while you are writing a post.
  • We might offer you a part-time freelance work if any available in future on your respective technology. 
Tips for Writing Content

We expect any contributor to maintain the good level of authority and quality that we have built over time on developing this blog. So before you start contributing, let me lay down some tips and important things for you to consider when submitting your post to ensure that it gets accepted.

1) To become a regular contributor, here are some tips that will help you to get your article/tutorial accepted and published:
  • Head over to the Homepage and check out the first few pages to understand what kind of articles/tutorials we publish here and what kind of articles readers engage with the most.
  • Write content that is solely focused on quality and adding value for readers. Troubleshooting guides are frequently visited articles in our blog.
2) Here are a few of the categories that we accept articles from. Do remember to do a search our blog to avoid submitting already published ideas.
  • Basic & Advanced Tutorials (preferred in chapters)
  • Installation & Configuration steps (preferred with screenshots).
  • Troubleshooting ideas & tips.
  • Interview Questions & Answers
I personally recommend you to start with writing interview questions & answers and then move to the other topics. This will give you little kickstart for writing technical documents.

3) You can contribute on any of the IT infrastructure related technologies. For example
  • Server Storage (IBM, EMC, Hitachi, Netapp etc)
  • Server Backup Tools (TSM, Netbackup, Commvault etc)
  • Operating Systems (Windows, UNIX, & Linux)
  • Virtualization (Vmware & Hypervisor)
  • Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure, OpenStack etc)
  • IT Networking (Cisco, Fortis etc.)
  • Data Center Administration and if any
Important things to remember before submitting your guest post:

Article Quality: Articles should be a minimum of 500 - 700 words with possible screenshots and should cover the topic in detail. Incomplete details are like half-cooked fish; no one loves incomplete articles. To ensure your article gets published, write a very original piece which is written specifically for the IT technical readers.

Credits: We respects individual work and if your idea is derivative of someone else’s work, feel free to give them credit. The same goes for images that you use on your post. Please give credit where credit is needed. For example if you have to copy any image from IBM website, please mention that. Add images only to make the message clear, but don’t add them just for the sake of it

Videos: If you want to submit videos, you can submit your video to TSMtutorials’s Youtube channel. Just create a video, drop us an email, and we will tell you how to submit videos.

Copyright: We respect your work. In case we find out that you have copied a post from somewhere else, you will get an instant ban and immediate removal of all your blog posts and profile from TSMtutorials site. Also, by submitting a post to, you give us copyright ownership of the post. This helps us to deal with any DMCA related issues.

Comment: Comments are the conversations about your published article. Answer any queries related to your article via the comments. This will give you more exposure and help out your readers. 

If you have read and understood all of the guidelines mentioned above, please contact US or drop me an email at [email protected] or [email protected] about your interest and the technology you want to write about. All types of technical content are acceptable.

7 Responses to "Contribute to this blog "

  1. Kindly provide tutorials on netbackup & backupexec

  2. Hi Anil, your videos are too good and helpful . In our environment , We have TDPO configuration and DB2 configuration on Linux and AIX server . Please upload with TDPO and DB2 configuration on Linux and Aix environment . And how to configure DATA domain with TSM , Please please help me out , i really appreciate

  3. Hi Anil Sir,

    Request you to answer me below question it would be really very helpful.

    1.In IBM 3584 Library how many tapes it support..?
    2.Configuration of VTL on TSM...?

    It would be really appreciated for your help.


    1. Hi Amit,

      1) The number of tapes or tape drives in any library is dependent on the money you spent. A small IBM 3584 library can support more than 100 tapes with more than 2 tape drives which is a basic model.

      2) You have to use VTL device type for configuring the VTL to TSM server. You can find it in IBM website the full steps.

    2. Many Thanks for your reply

  4. Hi Anil,
    I have errors in Tape drive and replaced that drive. But after replacing i need to add path but getting this error :
    ANR8418 Define Path : An I/O error occured while accessing the library. Library is fine. Please help.

    Rohit Kumar
    [email protected]

    1. Hi Rohit,

      Try restarting the tape library and run tsmdlst command to get the correct device names.

      If its on windows, you can also use device names from device management .