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    Disaster recover plan

    Hi I am looking to write a disaster recovery plan for our school. Has anybody got a template hey would be willing to share please?

    Thanks in advance

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    Keep identical hardware with an identical configuration and synchronised data in an offsite location.

    That is my plan. But it wasn't funded, so I'll just scramble around for backup tapes whilst looking for a new job.

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    @itgeek:

    PM me tomorrow morning and I will look up my DRP template and send it to you

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    @bossman do you mind if i take a look please?

    Thanks

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    @bossman do you mind if i get in on a bit of the action? Been meaning to do one for a while, just never found the time.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Keep identical hardware with an identical configuration and synchronised data in an offsite location.

    That is my plan. But it wasn't funded, so I'll just scramble around for backup tapes whilst looking for a new job.
    Hot standby isn't going to be an option nor cold tbh.

    With hadware agnostic bare metal recovery it's not needed this an area where vitualisation is good to use as mutlipe san, multiple controllers and multiple hosts all help.

    Ben

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    Thanks @bossman will do

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Hot standby isn't going to be an option nor cold tbh.

    With hadware agnostic bare metal recovery it's not needed this an area where vitualisation is good to use as mutlipe san, multiple controllers and multiple hosts all help.

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    I'm in a bit of a random mood this evening. I wasn't being entirely serious.
    In the event of a plane crashing into the school, data recovery will be the last of our worries.

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    Also make sure that you explain the difference between disaster recovery and business continuity.

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    @GrumbleDook:

    DRP is the process by which you resume business after a disruptive event. The event might be something huge-like an earthquake or the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center-or something small, like malfunctioning software caused by a computer virus.

    Business continuity planning is a more comprehensive approach to making sure you can keep making money, not only after a natural calamity but also in the event of smaller disruptions including illness or departure of key staffers, supply chain partner problems or other challenges that businesses face from time to time.

    The two terms are often married under the acronym BC/DR because of their many common considerations.

    Have I got it right?

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    @bossman : damn, you are good ;-)

    BC is the most common consideration for schools as this will cover how the school continues to provide an education should part of the building / facilities not be available. Recovering after a flood / fire / asbestos to a temporary offering is one thing, but a good example from a recent thread about BC would be about how you deal with loss of power or a planned loss of power to part or all of the school.

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    @bossman, do you mind sharing the Disaster Recovery template with me?

    Many thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgardner View Post
    @bossman, do you mind sharing the Disaster Recovery template with me?

    Many thanks,
    +1 Many thanks

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    Virtualisation + clone = disaster recovery plan these days

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    Hi all,

    Please find documentation templates here





    They have been taken in part from a corporate template but feel free to alter, I also have a summary DRP template which is a simplified template, if people would like this I will upload this one too.


    I will keep it on FTP server for one week from today and then take it down.

    Hope it is of help.
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