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What’s in YOUR Recovery Plan?


What’s in YOUR Recovery Plan?

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This seems to be a decent template to use as a starting point:
http://searchdisasterrecovery.techtarget.com/feature/IT-disaster-recovery-DR-plan-template-A-free-download-and-guide
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I didn't see budget up at the top.


Tabletop exercises with surrogates are fine and dandy, but every so often you need to actually implement the critical pieces if at all possible. Full HA systems make this easier to do, but a failover, test, failback is insufficient; if you believe you can actually run the business on your alternate site, then do so for a day or a week.

Some situations a good test run for a day or a week will find (i.e. communicate using cellphones... except that half the cellphones end up with dead batteries, which a real test will show... and your failover IO capability is grossly insufficient to do what you think it would), and some you only see in particular real disasters (cell phone towers dying, rendering the remaining cellphones expensive and short-lived flashlights).
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i've had a few instances where i do a back up audit and find that some server isn't being backed up for some reason. fixed it by dumping the tables from msdb to a central server and running SSRS reports from there with the last full and diff backups for servers and databases. now if i miss a day of backups i get alerted daily
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Wonderful advices! Thank you.
Some day I'll put them to good use (not a DBA yet) but I'm gathering knowledge to become one.

Oh, and I'd really love to see zombies ruling the world. :-D

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Oh, and I'd really love to see zombies ruling the world. :-D


I'm prepared for it!! :-P

Craig Outcalt



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Nice article. I would only add that it never hurts to have extra ammo in the data center. We nearly ran out on our last zombie attack.
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Jon Russell (9/28/2011)
Nice article. I would only add that it never hurts to have extra ammo in the data center. We nearly ran out on our last zombie attack.


lol.

Thanks for the post, Jon.

Craig Outcalt



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Oh, and I'd really love to see zombies ruling the world. :-D


I'm prepared for it!! :-P


If all goes wrong we can always hide inside a mall and wait for reinforcements. :-D

Best regards,

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