Wednesday, 9 January 2013

New Year – Review your DR

Time to review
The New Year is traditionally a time to reset the clock, so it is a good time to review your Disaster Recovery process.  Now is a good time to add DR to your Agenda and keep it here, it is only too easy to put it back.

Last year we had one major call for DR (see Disaster DoesStrike) and several smaller less dramatic calls to use the backups.  The problem with computer systems is that they are continually changing and over a period of time these changes can add up to quite a large shift.  This is an issue for DR as the system that worked well last year may not work as well now.

Over the next few weeks I will look at various aspects of the DR review, but I think it would be a good idea for everyone to set time aside and book a short DR review in the next month.  Start small and book a couple of hours to start the process and keep the topic on your agenda.

Better still book yourself a “fire drill” to test your DR process.

A full DR incident might only be a once in a lifetime event, but it could happen any time.  Be prepared, don’t get caught out.

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