Archive for the ‘DISASTER RECOVERY’ Category

Disaster Seminar 5 — Pick the best machine for disaster survival

October 29, 2018

It must function on its own without internet access.

It must have:

1. A Hard drive to contain your data and applications.

2. A Printer Port.

3. A DVD reader / writer.

4. A USB Port.

Desktop or Notebook Computers are good choices.

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Disaster Seminar 4 — When Your Machine Breaks

October 22, 2018

When Your Machine Breaks, you will lose access to:

1. Your Data.

2. Your Applications and Programs,

3. Access to the Internet.

All Machines break, even the cloud based machines that
provide you with your computing capabilities.

How does one prepare for a machine failure?`

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Disaster Seminar 3 — Computer Resource Failure Modes

October 16, 2018

Loss of Your Computer Resources results from:

1. Personal computer failure.

2. Remote computer service,

3. Power failure.

4. Internet failure.

5. Software failure.

6. Security failure.

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Disaster Seminar 2 — The Most Ignored Serious Disaster

September 24, 2018

The Loss of Your Computer Resources

Why is this a major disaster?

Minimally. You will lose the ability to:

1. Manage your finances

2. Pay your bills.

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Disaster Seminar 1 — Typical Natural Disasters

September 17, 2018

Every Location Has A Potential Disaster:

1. Tornado
2. Hurricane
3. Earthquake
4. Mud Slide
5. Flood
6. Tsunami
7. Brush Fires.

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Disaster Seminar 22 — Concluding Remarks

December 12, 2017

The preparation for a Disaster sounds like
a lot of work!

It isn’t as much as you think.

Keep in mind that a disaster will occur.

All computers eventually break.

When this happens, you will appreciate
your preparation efforts.

Disaster Seminar 21 — Accounting Disaster Preparation

December 5, 2017

The accounting requirements are as follows:

1. Don’t use paper-less billing,
a. Loss of internet equals not receiving
your bill.
b. Multiple copies of bills means you
are more likely to get your bill even
in a disaster.

2. Make printed copies of all of your
Accounting activity.
a. In a dire emergency, you can do
accounting by hand.
b. (Paper) Weight of the evidence is
useful in a disagreement.

3. Make strong passwords.
a. If you can easily remember the
password, it isn’t strong enough.

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Disaster Seminar 20 — Long Term Backup Storage

November 14, 2017

When the backup folder has little less
than 4 giga-bytes:

1. Prepare two DVD’s from the backup folder

2. Store one of these DVD’s near the machine.

3. Store the other DVD at a remote location.

4. Clean up the backup folder.

5. Clean up the three flash drives.

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Disaster Seminar 19 — Daily Procedure

November 7, 2017

At the beginning of each day:

1. Make a new zip file in the backup
folder with a name containing the date.

Throughout the day:

1. At the completion of each task, store
the associated folder in the zip file.

At the end of the day:

1. Store the zip file in each of the
three flash drives.

2. Store the flash drives as follows:

a. Near the computer

b. In your pocket or purse.

c. In Your car.

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Disaster Seminar 18 — Required Backup Hardware/Software

October 31, 2017

Disaster-Hardened backup procedure requires:

1. 3 Flash Drives (5 gigabytes or more).

2. Blank DVD’s.

3. The capability of writing the DVD.
(Most modern machines have this capability)

4. A compressed zip file capability.
(Most modern machines have this capability)

5. A “backup” folder.

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