Creating a Disaster-Recovery Plan

  • 7.1 Plan for disaster recovery

    • Plan for redundancy (e.g., hard drives, power supplies, fans, NICs, processors, UPS)

    • Use the techniques of hot swap, warm swap and hot spare to ensure availability

    • Use the concepts of fault tolerance/fault recovery to create a disaster recovery plan

    • Develop disaster recovery plan

    • Identify types of backup hardware

    • Identify types of backup and restoration schemes

    • Confirm and use off site storage for backup

    • Document and test disaster recovery plan regularly, and update as needed

Okay, you need a disaster-recovery plan. It is very tempting to jump right in and start designing your disk arrays for maximum availability and ordering spare parts. In fact, a lot of this chapter focuses on the discussion ...

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