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A healthier diet for disaster recovery

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Some upfront planning and a handful of non-proprietary products can make disaster recovery a whole lot easier.

A while back, I found myself giving a dinner presentation on disaster recovery (DR) and data protection to an enthusiastic (and apparently quite hungry) group of IT operatives at a steakhouse in Calgary, Alberta. The event was sponsored by a vendor keen to promote its latest wares for disk/tape storage and ancillary processes like replication, mirroring, backup and archive. My presentation was the “hook” intended to pull folks in so the sponsor could follow up with a brief commercial advertisement.

Typical of these events, there was the “meet and greet” as attendees arrived before everyone was seated for dinner. Then I was introduced, the old PowerPoint machine was fired up and we were off on a journey into the world of business continuity (BC) planning -- a subject that can only be enhanced by a medium rare filet mignon and a glass of wine.

To be honest, there isn’t a lot of detailed content that can be communicated in just one hour, so I tried to state a few basic ideas. A key principle I hope got through over the din of cutlery clinking on porcelain was one that seemed to be a real eye-opener for the crowd, although it strikes me as somewhat obvious.

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This was first published in June 2012

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