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A cautionary tale - don't just back up data.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Baba O'Riley, May 29, 2006.

  1. Baba O'Riley

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    Yesterday, the UPS "blew up" in our South Africa office. It seems they didn't have a backup as it took out the whole office until 8am this morning. Luckily it happened on a Sunday so the effect on the business was minimal but I bet if it had happened in a working day someone's head would be rolling. The moral of the story is it's not always enough just to back up your data (which is something they had a lackadaisical approach to as well, until we took the job off them and now run all their backups from the UK), but backup equipment can be just as important.
     
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  2. Sandy

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    Who wrote the DR policy?
     
  3. Sparky
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    Some guy who left two years ago and the DR has never been tested! :biggrin
     
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  4. Baba O'Riley

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    I think they got it out of a cracker.

    Being South Africa, they're a little bit too laid back for their own good. My friend lived over there for a year and he took a load of local school kids to a zoo, one of them was hanging off the gate to the crocodile enclosure and the gate just swang open :blink. That just about sums them up over there:D.
     
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  5. Sandy

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    When you get in on Monday REVIEW the DR policy and TEST IT :rolleyes:
     
  6. Baba O'Riley

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    Actually, we run a DR test once a month. I did say it was our South African branch.
     
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  7. Sandy

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    There is no escape... make sure they do it too!
     

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