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How to decide on a disaster recovery plan for sofware development projects?

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by Mackem In reply to disaster recovery

This may not be considered as Disaster Recovery, but it works for me. I always work on a copy version. If this version goes wrong i still have my master. I back the copy up every day on the network, so that i can only loose a max of one days work. Debug as you go, test and test again. When you are happy you can make the copy your master. You can also keep older versions of your master so that you can backtrack if something goes wrong.
Best of luck
JV

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by ananth_nrs In reply to disaster recovery

This is just safe file operation

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to disaster recovery

Hi,

There are lots of things to consider in a disaster recovery plan. I'll list a few here.

1. Backups.

You need to ensure regular backups are taken and moved offsite. You should have at least one complete backup offsite at any one time.2. Hardware.

You need to consider how you will source hardware in the case of loss or fire etc. This may mean a call to your local vendor and ensure they have sufficient hardware on hand for you or the ability to get it quickly - guaranteed or you may even consider it worthwhile to have some spares stored offsite.

3. Personel.

Its possible that one or more of your people may leave the project with little or no notice. Always ensure that no one person has undocumented knowledge vital tothe suvvess of the project. Always have at least two people capable of doing any vital task.

4. Your client.

Its possible that for some reason your client may change its requirements - big time. Like for instance if they're taken over! Ensure that you're being payed for work as its produced and not at the end. Your contract should stipulate this.

5. Failure

Its also possible that your project may fail somehow and a lawsuit be brought against you. Ensure that your project is insured against this.

Hope these give you some ideas to work with.

Cheers,
Tim.

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by ananth_nrs In reply to disaster recovery

still more things to add

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by ggwright In reply to disaster recovery

Your diaster recovery plan must be tailored to the size and scope of the project. However, the plan must cover the following areas.
1. Regular Backup,daily backup,offsite storage and version control system.
2. Technical infrastructure must has redundancy capacity as well having more than persons covering critical areas.
3. Continous documentation of work must be done
4. Document and publish recovery plan
5. Establish Baseline development document.

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by ananth_nrs In reply to disaster recovery

meets my requirements in the project DRP

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