11.5. Extreme Disasters

Okay, so you've identified each point of failure in your network and believe you've covered all your bases redundantly. You lock up the office, knowing that in case of power failure, your UPS system will kick in and keep you up and running as the automatic power generator switches on. You've implemented clustering, in case any server should fail. You've backed up your system regularly and stored copies of the data in an offsite location. You ensured several routes to and from your network, complete with back-up network/Internet connectivity, and now, you return home and snuggle into your warm bed, dreaming of the promotion that is certain to come your way.

Sadly, as your visions of sugar plums dance across happily redundant ...

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