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By flyingknees ·
Does anyone out there come from a small business and have a personal experience with setting up a disaster recovery/standby solution for themselves?

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by bruno_jimenez In reply to disaster recover/standby ...

I do.
My business is quite small. All Disaster Recovery options are different to different business. All depends on platforms used, service provided, software used, and dollar availability.
Can you explain your environemnt?. I may assist you with some information. My role is Disaster Recovery Specialist for an Australian Outsourcing Company.

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by flyingknees In reply to disaster recover/standby ...

Thanks Bruno, we currently have a small LAN environment with remote "offices" if you will. The core of the business lies in a Dell Poweredge 2650 server running W2K Server and it stores over 60GB right now of scanned document data (in the form of TIF files). The scan vendor's application runs on this with a MS-SQL 2000 Standard Edition backend. We also have an NT PDC which I am migrating to W2K server soon along with a few NAS servers containing users' files. The other core of the business lies in a proprietary software we call FLEX and that runs on a IBM RS/6000 with AIX 4.3.0.0. The AIX box also has Mini SQL running. Both of these servers are constantly getting updated. We also have other W2K Server Scanned Document database boxes out there spread out at client sites. These are a headache to backup because 1) they are far away 2) they contain too much data to backup over a T1 line.
We do have a Dell Powervault LTO tape drive and our current software is Veritas. In a nutshell, we have no 2nd site, no failover so we're pretty much dead if something were to occur.

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