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Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery is the planning for and creation of policies and procedures related to the resumption or continuation of an organization's functions following a catastrophic event. The term is most frequently used in relation to failure of networks, but DR preparations also include other business systems and personnel considerations.

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Andy's VMware vSphere tip#23: Missed my vSphere Tips! Today lets discuss BACKUPS!

After visiting many clients, a high percentage, run BACKUPS, and have backups, but NEVER test a restore!

There is no point in making backups, if you never test restore weekly or monthly to check you can restore a VM, files or folders, and the procedure to do it. In the heat of the moment, when you are facing an emergency, do you really want to be left reading the manuals, on how to restore a VM, or files and folders.

So take some time out, and practice restoring VMs, files and folders using your backup software!

I like to use the phrase a BACKUP IS NOT A BACKUP UNLESS STORED IN THREE (3) PLACES!

Think about it...

Have a Good Weekend.

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I was talking about this today with another person and never heard what ended up happening.  Looks like they weren't able to pay the ransom because the portal was disabled so the city had to spend 2.6M to recover.  Crazy.

https://www.wired.com/story/atlanta-spent-26m-recover-from-ransomware-scare/
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I donated some shirts, thanks.  I also sent a package to Houston yesterday.  People have lost their homes, cars, pictures, jobs, businesses, and more. Animals need help too. Some of my friends who are there are getting crews together and helping others clean up. Now Irma is kicking up and enormous -- pray for the safety of those in her path.

Too much water from the hurricanes, and not enough to stop the wild fires to the west.
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by:Craig Kehler
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Treat 64-bit malware like any other possible threat. Invest in a credible threat intelligence platform, understand your organisation's risk tolerance level and plan accordingly. Be smart and be alert. Keep systems up-to-date, understand what devices need an internet connection, review user permissions and privileges, create and execute a backup strategy. But mostly importantly continue to educate your users about cyber dangers, and test your incident response and disaster recovery plans regularly.

Read more here.
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by:Juana Villa
Your link is not working, I think you meant "http://wbrt.io/xm9e"
Anyway, I agree as users we all need to know how to protect our data.
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by:Drew Frey
Great catch! Thanks for keeping me a watchful eye out.
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Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery is the planning for and creation of policies and procedures related to the resumption or continuation of an organization's functions following a catastrophic event. The term is most frequently used in relation to failure of networks, but DR preparations also include other business systems and personnel considerations.