Kevin Hill (b|t) posted a thought-provoking item on his last week about Disaster Recovery Plans. While I am in the 10% who perform DR tests for basic functionality on a regular basis, there’s a lot more to being prepared for disaster than just making sure you can get the databases back online.
You really need to have a full-company business continuity plan (BCP), which your DR plan is an integral portion of. Here come the Boy Scouts chanting “Be Prepared!”
When disaster strikes:
- How will you communicate it to your customers, including regular status updates?
- How will you communicate within the company?
- Do you have your systems prioritized so that you know what order things have to be brought online? Which systems can lag by a day or two while you get the most critical things online?
- Do you have contingency plans for all of…
View original post 543 more words