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Being Mindful of Stateful Recovery


Organizations have long faced the challenges of developing a disaster recovery (DR) plan for their mainframe and midrange computers. Industry standard systems, on the other hand, were not always considered in that plan because they were often performing less critical tasks.As more and more critical tasks are hosted on industry standard systems, these DR plans must be reconsidered. Furthermore, planning for a disaster isn’t enough. These DR plans must be routinely and fully tested. I would strongly suggest that organizations have a well thought out, tested disaster recovery plan before a disaster occurs.Disaster Recovery – the Stateful and the Stateless IT planners have to consider quite a number of things during the creation of their DR plans including the following: monitoring the power suppliers, air conditioning equipment, systems, storage and networks to determine if the situation is normal or if problems are appearing. If problems are emerging, the next step