Posts Tagged ‘Disaster Seminar’

Disaster Seminar 7 — Disaster Preparation Goals

August 15, 2017

Our preparation goals must be to minimize the:

1. Preparation cost

2. Preparation time.

3. Time during a disaster without a machine.

4. Recovery Cost.

5. Recovery Time.

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Disaster Seminar 6 — Have prompt access to more than one computer

August 8, 2017

The second computer should also:

1. Be a notebook or desktop.

2. Have the same capabilities as your primary machine.

3. Be easy to maintain in a functionally current status.

Ideally, the second machine should be at a remote location.

For example, it can be:

1. A notebook in your car or storage locker

2. A friend’s machine.

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Disaster Seminar 5 — Pick the best machine for disaster survival

August 1, 2017

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

July 25, 2017

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

July 18, 2017

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

July 10, 2017

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 22 — Concluding Remarks

September 20, 2016

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

September 12, 2016

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

September 5, 2016

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

August 29, 2016

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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