Backup School Quiz 1, Answer # 10

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Question #10

Loss of a commerce server costs; downtime and recovery of a critical workstation costs; downtime costs for events; downtime costs for loss of a server and ripple effects costs all fall under which of the following:

a. Exposure costs
b. Reactive technology and people costs
c. Cost justification
d. Non-responsive costs

Were you correct? The correct answer is:

b. Reactive technology and people costs

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Storage expert Evan Marcus says when an interruption occurs, it can cause downtime, and it can cause lost data. The amount of downtime and lost data depend on the nature of the interruption, and the preventative/recovery methods that are in place.

An organization's requirements for minimizing downtime and lost data vary by application. Usually, that is determined by the cost to the organization of said downtime and lost data, and how much it is worth to protect against those factors.

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This was first published in April 2004
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