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BIG_DADDY
01-17-2005, 11:57 AM
Having lost our tech guy that's the next thing on my list of new responsibilities.

ENDelt260
01-17-2005, 11:58 AM
How big is it? Is it on wheels? How far do you want to back it up? What's wrong with its present location?

Phobia
01-17-2005, 12:00 PM
Not hard. But we need a little more information about the server - hardware, function, open databases, etc.

BIG_DADDY
01-17-2005, 12:02 PM
How big is it? Is it on wheels? How far do you want to back it up? What's wrong with its present location?

I need to back up the information and take it off sight in case of a fire or something. I need to back up this information every 3 days and take it home with me. I need to save everything in our ACT data base as well as anything we use with our clients.

KC Jones
01-17-2005, 12:08 PM
Asssuming you have a tape drive and backup software already it's a piece of cake (generally speaking). I reccomend getting a safety deposit box at a bank to store the tapes in rather than storing them at home. I'd also reccomend testing your tapes to make certain you're actually backing up the data and not producing blank tapes (I've seen this happen).

Phobia
01-17-2005, 12:14 PM
Asssuming you have a tape drive and backup software already it's a piece of cake (generally speaking). I reccomend getting a safety deposit box at a bank to store the tapes in rather than storing them at home. I'd also reccomend testing your tapes to make certain you're actually backing up the data and not producing blank tapes (I've seen this happen).

I recommend spending a bunch of money and have a qualified individual assess, document, impliment, and test a disaster recovery plan. If I were still in the business, you could have had me do it for $3k.

I'd imagine you'll pay anywhere from $3-5k in your neck of the woods.

Yeah, you can learn a lot from a bunch of computer geeks on the 'net, but unless one of us is onsite with your hardware to assess the situation, we can't possibly begin to offer a plan that is bulletproof for your company's needs.

go bowe
01-17-2005, 12:19 PM
I recommend spending a bunch of money and have a qualified individual assess, document, impliment, and test a disaster recovery plan. If I were still in the business, you could have had me do it for $3k.

I'd imagine you'll pay anywhere from $3-5k in your neck of the woods.

Yeah, you can learn a lot from a bunch of computer geeks on the 'net, but unless one of us is onsite with your hardware to assess the situation, we can't possibly begin to offer a plan that is bulletproof for your company's needs.as important as your business data must be, this is very good advice...

BIG_DADDY
01-17-2005, 12:33 PM
I recommend spending a bunch of money and have a qualified individual assess, document, impliment, and test a disaster recovery plan. If I were still in the business, you could have had me do it for $3k.

I'd imagine you'll pay anywhere from $3-5k in your neck of the woods.

Yeah, you can learn a lot from a bunch of computer geeks on the 'net, but unless one of us is onsite with your hardware to assess the situation, we can't possibly begin to offer a plan that is bulletproof for your company's needs.


I was just curious as the tech guys down here that help me out are not available and I wanted to see if it was complicated. I figured out how to backup our ACT database. I just need to burn that information and get it out of here for safe keeping now.

BTW thanks for the info. :thumb:

wazu
01-17-2005, 12:34 PM
I recommend spending a bunch of money and have a qualified individual assess, document, impliment, and test a disaster recovery plan. If I were still in the business, you could have had me do it for $3k.

I'd imagine you'll pay anywhere from $3-5k in your neck of the woods.

Yeah, you can learn a lot from a bunch of computer geeks on the 'net, but unless one of us is onsite with your hardware to assess the situation, we can't possibly begin to offer a plan that is bulletproof for your company's needs.

Great advice. $5K sounds pretty cheap, actually.

Phobia
01-17-2005, 12:43 PM
Great advice. $5K sounds pretty cheap, actually.

It's a really small company.

KC Jones
01-17-2005, 04:18 PM
I was just curious as the tech guys down here that help me out are not available and I wanted to see if it was complicated. I figured out how to backup our ACT database. I just need to burn that information and get it out of here for safe keeping now.

BTW thanks for the info. :thumb:

Leaving the company and stealing their customer list huh? Good luck with that :D