We recently relocated from a rented space to a building we purchased. Many of the DR responsibilities at the previous...
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location were handled by the landlord -- one example was a backup generator for power outages. Do you have a disaster recovery checklist of things we need to address at our new location?
There are many things to consider depending on your company's specific needs. Here's a good start:
- Physical security to prevent unauthorized access
- Backup power systems
- Secure and lockable storage areas for spare systems and components
- Cross-training of staff in key functional areas so there will be backup staff in case of illness
- Documented and regularly exercised technology disaster recovery plans
It's likely that you already have some sort of IT disaster recovery plan in place from your previous location. However, a move is a good time to revisit IT DR as well. Be sure to have the following:
- Information security to prevent unauthorized access to networks and systems
- Backup copies of all applications
- Backup devices (e.g., servers, routers, switches) that are periodically tested to ensure that they work
- Offsite copies of data (e.g., data mirroring and replication, cloud-based disaster recovery, or offsite tape storage)
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