Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Disaster Level

Filed under: Geek Work,The Dark Side,Things to Read — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is terribly early in the morning or 6:25 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

For data disasters, not hurricanes and such.
Although, I suppose one could result in the other. Still, the article on TechRepublic is about a system for categorizing systems disasters. Five levels to help you decide appropriate responses, ending in total loss that might result from, of course, hurricanes and the like. Yes, as much as I’d like to ignore them, they are a very genuine concern here in the Gulf Coast. And, now, in this brief “off-season”, is when people who manage data should be planning for them. Now. Not two days before they hit. Or, a day after. Plan now for data loss due to hackers, or virus infections, or failing hardware. Not after the loss of data. The article is a good start on what to think about when planning.
Now, I have to go find the rest of my server so I can start ignoreing all that.


  1. I actually helped compile the “Disaster Recovery Plan” at my last job. Lets just say that was the most difficult material to put together because NO ONE wants to be in the firing line when things start to screw up. (and the lines of “cheapness” were drawn when we spoke of how much a decent generator costs to own) It was interesting to see how much can just be lost in an instant if you don’t have enough offsite storage facilities for tape…hehe, yes, tape. 🙂

    Comment by Blondie — 2/3/2006 @ 12:02 am

  2. Yeah, I’ve done that once or twice. Sadly, often after they’ve lost data. Talk about closing the barn door after the cows are gone. The place I’m at now is just getting to a point where something like a real disaster plan might be a blip on their radar. Maybe.

    Incidentally, I just noticed the irony of me posting this on January, 31. It’s my ex-wife’s birthday! 😉

    Comment by the Network Geek — 2/3/2006 @ 6:28 am

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