4 Things You Should Know About Disaster Recovery Planning: Part 2

In last week’s blog post, we discussed how to create a disaster recovery plan using Alike DR, and how our solution can provide the tools you need for BDR best practices.

As an example, what would you do if you walked into the office tomorrow, and one of your virtual servers won’t boot? Your response to that situation will probably depend on what type of server it is.

For instance, if it’s an email server, you may want to start up your cold spare instead of performing a full restore. But for a file server that you only need to get copies of certain files to users before performing a full restore, then you have the option to perform an FLR. And the list goes on…

The takeaway? Every situation is different, so every organization will need to create a BDR plan that covers potential disasters, and one that makes the most sense for their business continuity needs. That’s why this week’s post includes a brand new video with two potential DR scenarios…

To recap, General Best Practices for Disaster Recovery Include:

  1. Update Your Backup Solution & Hardware
  2. Store Multiple Backups, Both On & Off Site
  3. Test the Integrity of Your Backups & Restore Often
  4. Ensure Full Access to Tech Support

As a final note for our Alike users with maintenance plans, we highly encourage you to contact Quadric support as soon as you are able during an emergency.

One of the key benefits of our maintenance plan (and your best defense) is to have one of our expert support engineers walk you through the recovery process after a disaster.

We’re always glad to help in any way we can. Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions about protecting your XenServer, Hyper-V, or Windows physical systems.

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