Spurred by a completely broken server at one of our clients we are re-evaluating our own backups and disaster recovery plans. As we all know, most people give little thought to backups, and even less to how to use them for recovery. In the meantime our servers quietly hum along and then act up at the most inopportune time. It is not a question whether a server will fail or not, it will - it is just a question of when it will fail and what you will do to recover from the failure. In this post we will examine strategies to mitigate the pain and delays after a catastrophic failure.
Note that I use a very narrow definition of disaster recovery, we are not dealing with large scale floods or fires here, just localized service disruptions. For coping with the bigger issues you can peruse a recent Computer World article.
I will point out also that Sage Tree Solutions can help you work through the steps outlined below and put your mind at ease. Just give us a call or use the contact link above.