Last week, like many businesses in Connecticut, we spent a few days without power at our office. The good news is that Tropical Storm Irene hit on a Sunday, and power was restored to our office by Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday morning, we were back to business as usual. Of course, we managed to...
Several years ago, the water line feeding the ice maker in our kitchen burst sometime after the cleaning crew left on a Friday. The spraying fountain was discovered on Monday morning, after it had seeped under the kitchen walls and soaked the carpet under (and the contents in) a dozen boxes of...
This post explains how to break the tape habit. We’re surprised at how many organizations use backup tapes as archives, to ensure that they are living up to their regulatory compliance and legal “duty to preserve” obligations. Your organization may be one of them. But...
It can be a great way for IT organizations start the conversation with their business partners about separating Disaster Recovery, File Restore and Archive
Is there a tested disaster recovery plan in place?
Relatively little time, however, is spent discussing the underlying infrastructure: the capacity and performance of the content servers and image stores, the availability and bandwidth of the corporate network (especially when accommodating remote locations), such mundane but necessary considerations as the ability to support load balancing, failover, and rollback/disaster recovery, etc
They are also increasing disaster recovery time, costs for storage, and making search ever slower
You also have to ensure that a full commit cycle in your enterprise content management (ECM) system has been completed and that the backup and disaster recovery systems have been updated
Many users do not consider records retention, national privacy laws nor disaster recovery when they are looking for a content solution
For example, SMTP relays can interact with all messaging applications, and log shipping is only supported on Microsoft Exchange 2007 but provides robust capture of all changes to the Exchange database and can be used for disaster recovery, as well
Of course you should not wait until a season draws near, you should always be ready with a disaster recovery and business continuity plan
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