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Published: 16 Oct 2012

Your data center has just suffered a catastrophic disaster, and your worst nightmare has begun. As disaster recovery coordinator, you're responsible for orchestrating the recovery of applications that were labeled mission-critical before the disaster occurred. You had enough forethought to develop and store your business continuance plan away from the place of disaster, and you now have it firmly in hand. You make contact with the application owners, technical support staff and all other essential staff that are on their way to the recovery site. Now what? Remote tape ensures recoverability That depends on whether you are relying on tape or disk for recovery. The point at which the tape user picks up the phone to call their off-site tape vendor and the point at which the disk user is speeding swiftly to the recovery site is where the two solutions fork--and their recovery experiences become inherently different. If you read my personal account of a tape-based recovery I participated in during the Sept. 11 disaster (see "Recovering from the WTC: a personal ... Access >>>

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