Does Your Disaster Recovery Plan Allow for Recovery to Dissimilar Hardware?
Businesses should be prepared and not wait until a disaster strikes to find out whether or not they have the right backup procedures in place.
By David Huffman01/01/2019
As many of us know, problems can occur when we least expect them. It’s not a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of “when.” A system “illness” can some-times be easily cured, while others are more serious. Think of a full-system backup as more of an insurance policy–one that goes beyond recovering just lost or corrupted data.
Most organizations believe they are prepared for a disaster by backing up critical data, which they can often restore quickly if a loss occurs. Fewer companies, however, are pre-pared for a total system failure in which they lose all their data as well as the entire OS, applications, settings, patches and more, reducing their system to a “bare metal” state.
Businesses shouldn’t wait until a disaster strikes to find out whether or not they have the right backup procedures in place to perform system recovery quickly, from bare metal.
A long time software developer and technical support specialist, David has been president/CEO of Storix Inc. since 2012.