Where is your off-site backup?
Mon 12 Sep 2005, 04:10 PMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
Copyright © 2005 Genii Software Ltd.
What has been said:
366.1. Stephan H. Wissel (09/12/2005 08:56 PM)
Well, as long as you keep important information in Notes databases this kind of precaution is not too difficult. Talk to your favorite Notes Hosting provider and have a second server on a different continent and let them replicate (if you are more daring a root server would do too).
Of course that doesn't save you from deletions, so you might want to have some archival mechanism in place (Notes to Notes with your main server having only read access to the data to prevent deletions).
Works fine for us.
366.2. Nathan T. Freeman (09/13/2005 02:34 AM)
I keep trying to convince my employer that we need to rig a low-power Domino server on a satellite. Then launch that into a geo-stationary orbit, where we can use IP over VSAT to replicate (the streaming stuff in ND6 works great for this).
Then we could have our data backed up even in the event of one of those planet-killer asteroid strikes we keep seeing in the movies.
366.3. Chris Miller (09/23/2005 08:52 AM)
Exactly why we offer these types of replicating disaster reocvery servers at our Data Centers. We have a few custoemrs that have enjoyed that benefit for some time andI wonder why we havent heard from more already with the recent hurricanes.
366.4. NoticeBored (23/09/2005 11:32)
Don't forget the option of backing up critical data via the Internet. There are commercial companies offering a few Gigs for a few $$. These may be aimed at small businesses but could prove useful for critical data from medium- or large-sized orgs too.
Just make sure the company you choose doesn't have its data center in the same town as your primary site! Take care over security of your data and resilience of the supplier: the cheapest is probably not the best.