Disaster Planning & Recovery

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Disaster Preparation… Before the Storm

 

It is your responsibility as a small business owner to take charge of your disaster preparation and recovery plans. Establishing a plan early can help to ensure minimal damages in the wake of catastrophe.

We have gone through the steps you are about to go through ourselves. Let us guide you through cloud migration and disaster preparation planning

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Disaster Preparation Steps

 

Hurricanes are a strong reminder that we need to have a plan and processes already in place when a disaster hits. There are many common sense disaster preparation steps you can take to protect your business, employees, and customers. Aside from the obvious boarding of your windows, look for easy, cost-effective ways to reduce the impact and risk of storm damage.

Easy Steps to Protect Your Office

 

1. Disconnect computers from power, place in heavy duty contractor trash bags and set on top of a desk
2. Place high-value computer equipment in a hardened room without windows
3. Pick up electrical components, such as surge protectors, phones, and backup batteries, and place them in trash bags with keyboards and mice
4. Turn power off at the breaker box to nonessential areas to reduce the risk of shock and surge
5. Check your backup drive to be sure the files are current (refer to file size for comparison)
6. Take one backup copy with you to your home and put it in a waterproof location
7. Move important files into rubber containers, tape shut, and store on elevated surfaces
8. Consider having employees take computers home instead of storing them in the office
9. Close interior doors that lead to rooms with windows in case a window gets broken

Protecting Data & Files

 

1. Take note of workstation with pictures to expedite getting back online
2. Ensure alerts from servers that lose power are configured correctly and working
3. Check backup batteries have enough power to allow time for the server to be shut down properly
4. Shut down servers or computers that are not needed
5. Move your files to a cloud service such as Microsoft Office 365 or SharePoint
6. Migrate to an online telephone service/VoIP to minimize downtime

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