Because of the increase in demand for IT dependency, an increase on the various processes and procedures were also developed through the years to fight data loss and maintain data integrity. Since threats can be natural, technological or human, these are some of the ways on how to prevent such misfortunes from occurring.
First is to create a backup file. Backup means creating a copy of information to be saved on another location separate from the original copy within or outside the server/network. These files can be used if original files can’t be restored or regained anymore after the presence of disruptions on the system. This should be done regularly, especially when an update was made on the system. Using storage area networks (SANs) is another option to consider wherein data is made available immediately without the need to synchronize or recover it.
Next is by improving the facilities within the vicinity such as the use of surge protectors, accessible fire extinguishers, alarms, back-up generators or uninterruptible power supplies. Updating the security features of the network will also help prevent hackers from accessing confidential information such as installing the most advanced firewall protection programs, anti-virus and anti-spyware software.
One of the most important aspects of disaster recovery is delegation of the appropriate people in carrying out more challenging and stressful tasks. It is no joke to work longer hours, though compensation is indeed very impressive.
Lastly, testing should be done whenever the need arises to ensure the readiness of the disaster recovery plan. Everyone should be made aware of the changes in the system so that appropriate adjustments can be done. Taking into account all these make IT disaster recovery simpler and easier to perform.