Data Recovery Planning — What You Need to Know

Wednesday Nov 17th 2004 by Beth Cohen

Backup is just the beginning. You need a plan that restores your data quickly to get your company up and running in the event of a data disaster.

A couple of years ago I came to work one Monday morning to find the disk drive containing all the CADD files for a major architectural firm was in its death throes — and threatening to take all the company's irreplaceable project files with it. We had a set of tape backups, but when I mistyped the restore command (tar