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    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.

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    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

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