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Disaster recovery min. down time?

By wburdine ·
For the last few years I have enjoyed the ability to have a Ghost image of my servers boot drives. With our new server having a mirrored boot and running Windows2003 server I can't create a boot disk to use with my Ghost Cast server. Hence now I must move to the real world disaster recovery plan. I was wondering what you all do for restoring a server whose mirror boot set up and died? Usually you can recover 1 drive of the mirrored set but my hypothetical is what if both drives died? What sort of recovery method would you use and what is the recovery time? Ghost allowed me to have a 15min recovery time...20 if I had to replace a drive...but now what?


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Backup Exec - IDR

by TomSal In reply to Disaster recovery min. do ...

We use Backup Exec for our tape backup software. There is a feature called IDR for Intelligent Disaster Recovery. Here is the quote form the veritas site:

"Implement a server recovery solution for both local and remote Windows servers, eliminating the need to first reload the entire operating system of crashed servers. Using either diskette-based, CD-R/CD-RW or bootable tape, Intelligent Disaster Recovery will quickly recover downed servers enabling restores from the last complete backup set including full, differential, incremental, and working set backups. The Intelligent Disaster Recovery Option integrates directly with Microsoft?s Automated System Recovery (ASR) functionality in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP to provide complete disaster recovery on Windows servers. "

So as you see there are options even your mirror fails completely (both drives).

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