Microsoft Hurricane Disaster Recovery and OnSite Computer

May 29, 2008

As we approach another hurricane season, Onsite Computer clients should develop a plan for disaster recovery of their Microsoft systems and networks. Katrina was an awesome event we don’t care to face in the future, however we need to prepare for the worst and hope for the best this hurricane season.

In preparation for the arrival of Katrina, Onsite performed its usual backup of server data and evacuated with a box of DLT tapes. Before the levees broke and New Orleans was submerged, we advised our clients to perform the same backup ritual before their evacuation. Onsite never considered 10.2 feet of saltwater and our server – we had our backup tapes.

Since Katrina, Onsite has changed its ritual of preparation for approaching hurricanes. Our evacuation plan still includes a complete backup; however we now plan to disconnect and evacuate the server with our families. Desktops are relatively inexpensive to replace, but a flooded server can be very expensive in lost productivity and down-time, even with backups. Onsite is advising our clients to plan to evacuate their servers in the event we are faced with another disaster of Katrina proportions.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.


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