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If you are looking at the continuity controls for a server, i.e. let’s say a Database server or generic file server, aside from checking there is a backup scheduled for the server, what other “continuity controls” should you be looking for?  

Or perhaps put another way, what lack of continuity controls should/would be looked for, and what risks do they present? What would a server with poor continuity arrangements look like to an auditor?
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Change control. You need a way to track changes.  Better yet, how to back out those changes if they cause problems.

Documentation on how to recover from various type of failures ranging from how to back a patch or software upgrade off, to how to build from scratch.

Document hardware/software dependencies: SAN's other servers, switches, routers, special hardware that may be installed on the server.
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