Disaster Recovery and Backups

Our organization has a network of distributed servers connected mostly by leased-line T-1’s. Over the past 24 hours, a ton of rain has fallen and by the time the emergency team organized and declared several remote sites in danger, it was too late: We were told the best we could hope for is powering down the servers and hope they were high enough to avoid flood waters.

It looks like we may get a chance to test our disaster recovery strategy after all. Good thing our tapes are sent off site at least once a week (so at worst, we’ll restore to Wednesday morning).

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