The data stored on company's computer systems is normally considered
to be one of its most important assets. Data lost due to system
failure or accidental deletion can have devastating effect.
Establishing a documented disaster recovery plan detailing how systems
can be restored in different scenarios allows systems to be quickly
rebuilt to resume normal operations. The single most important aspect
of disaster recovery is to have a recent and reliable copy of all the
A well structured back-up regime allows data to be
retrieved days, weeks and months later. Within a client/server
environment all data should be stored on the servers to ensure that it
is included within the backup. The backup media should be stored in a
data safe or offsite to cover the possibility of a fire in the office.
Compupros Unlimited can develop a disaster recovery
plan for your organization and deploy effective back-up devices and
management software. Should it be required we can assist with
restoring failed systems and restoring data.
offers business continuity and contingency planning solutions, these
are of course essential and unavoidable tasks. However, the creation
of a sound business continuity and contingency plan is a complex
undertaking, involving a number of stages and discrete activities.
For example, initially it is necessary to understand the underlying
risks and the potential impacts of disaster, these are the building
blocks upon which a sensible business continuity plan or disaster
recovery plan should be built. Then the plan itself must be created,
which of course is far from trivial. Then there are the maintenance
and testing phases, to ensure that the plan remains current.
If you connect it protect it!
Compupros Unlimited recommends all systems be protected by UPS's
(Uninterruptible Power Supplies) or at the very least current surge
protectors. Serge protectors and UPS batteries should be replaced at
certain intervals as they will lose their ability to protect you
equipment over time.