If you manage data storage in any way, it’s probably not the bump in the night which frightens you. It is the blinking red lights, or the fear of no lights at all which keeps you up at night.
Prepping for disaster recovery can sometimes seem like a monster task (which isn’t urgent so may be delayed, repeatedly). Do you really want to wait until you have an emergency, when you’re already under high levels of stress to figure out you could have actually reduced your downtime had you done some emergency planning beforehand?
When talking about disaster recovery, from a data recovery perspective, the most haunting situation might be that there suddenly are no images, files, etc. left on your storage. At Kroll Ontrack we always recommend to create a backup of your data and check it often, but there are other areas to consider about disaster recovery as well.
Our US office recently participated in the Spiceworks’ event “Disaster Recovery: bringing your servers back from the DEAD!” along with Scale Computing, Quorum and Carbonite where we answered questions from participants on disaster recovery planning.
Whether you are in need or in the middle of creating a disaster recovery plan, this recording may be worth your time. Listen to answers to real questions by people who manage data storage.