How do you do....it? Thread, Disaster recovery testing in Technical; Hi
Working on the basis that your DR plan is only as good as your last test, mine is pretty ...
20th December 2012, 07:27 PM #1
Disaster recovery testing
Working on the basis that your DR plan is only as good as your last test, mine is pretty poor. I take daily backups of data and system state using a 10 disk rotation and store the disks in a fireproof safe on site. I've just started taking the end of weeks and months disks off site after I read on here about a school which couldn't access its backups even though they were intact as the building was deemed unsafe after a fire. I've successfully recovered data from these disks, but never tried to rebuild the system. Bearing in mind that I only have one server and it's not virtualised, any suggestions on how to test?
Thanks as ever.
21st December 2012, 10:10 AM #2
Try to bring the services and data up again without using the existing server or your onsite stash of install media.
So reprovision basic services in line with pre-agreed ("Oi, SLT, if we've burnt down, what things do you want available first?") order and see if it's possible.
So Ethernet, DHCP & DNS, Internet Access, Auth, Mail, MIS, File shares, Wireless etc
Thanks to pete from:
jmak (21st December 2012)
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