Disaster Recovery by Tom Canavan


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Disaster Recovery by Tom Canavan given at CMS Expo in Denver, December 2008.

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Disaster Recovery by Tom Canavan

  1. 1. Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity A.K.A “The backup tapes are where?” Tom Canavan
  2. 2. Disaster preparedness is what you do before, not after, a disaster hits. Crackers/hackers are only part of your concern. Disaster—the meaning of the word has its root in early Italian, from the word disastro (Meaning away from star). It was thought that an unfavorable position of a star or planet was the cause of mishaps and calamities 1 1 Robert K. Barnhart, “The Barnhart concise Dictionary of Etymology – The origins of American English words”, (New York: HarperCollins books, 1995) 208
  3. 3. 4-19-1995 Murrah Bldg Okla City 9-11-2001 Ground Zero 8/28/2005 Hurricane Katrina Recent and Terrible Disasters
  4. 4. 404 Page NOT found Why does it matter? A 1978 Study by the University of Minnesota showed that if a business could not recover their systems within a week, will be out of business in a year. That’s only four to six days of interruption of services in 1978
  5. 5. Disaster Planning Life Cycle 1 2 3 4 Determine Risks Document Your Business Build Your plan Test & document
  6. 6. Agenda <ul><li>Disaster recovery vs Business Continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Defining Disaster Levels </li></ul><ul><li>Backups are intended for recovery Identifying risks in your website </li></ul><ul><li>Managing risk to increase uptime </li></ul><ul><li>Human Factor </li></ul><ul><li>“ Lock the doors” </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla! – DR / BC </li></ul><ul><li>pandemic </li></ul>