Over the past 24 hours we have assisted a large number of customers with server disasters, mostly stemming from a series of Windows Updates that went horribly wrong. I blogged about the main issue on my personal blog today under the title, Windows Updates, Monitoring, and ASP.NET Oops!. If you have not yet read this article, I strongly recommend you check it out as well as continuing with this article. By most accounts that type of an issue would be considered a disaster with sites being down and resources unavailable to perform their regular duties. Today's excitement prompted a lot of questions regarding the concept of true disaster preparedness and what levels of protection a customer needs to ensure their assets are properly protected.
In this posting I will review the concept of Disaster Recovery Planning as we see it here at IowaComputerGurus. Our goal here is to educate, to ensure that in the unfortunate case of a disaster that minimal data, if any, is lost.
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