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Pro SharePoint Disaster Recovery and High Availability, Second Edition by Stephen Cummins

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CHAPTER 1

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Steering Away from Disaster

On my very first SharePoint job back in 2001, I spent hours backing up, copying, and restoring the SharePoint installation from an internal domain to the one accessible to users from the Internet. This was not a backup strategy; it was a crude way to get content to the Internet while keeping the intranet secure. But it made the system very vulnerable to failure. Every time content was updated, I had to manually overwrite the production SPS 2001 with the updated staging SPS 2001 out of hours so users could see the changes the next day. This started to become a nightly occurrence. I still remember the feeling ...

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