Posts Tagged ‘Disaster Recovery’

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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Disaster Seminar 17 — Basic Disaster-Hardened Backup Requirements

October 24, 2017

The backup files must be:

1. Stored in multiple physical locations.

2. Directly accessible (no internet)

3. Current on a daily basis.

4. Organized to facilitate finding data.

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Disaster Seminar 16 — Backup Programs

October 17, 2017

I am using a great backup program.

1. It places my data on a portable hard drive.

2. It automatically backs up my machine.

3. It is easy to access my data.

This is not a great choice.

1. Your machine breaks, you may have to buy
a new backup program.

2. You need at least two copies of
your backup files at different locations.

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