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Timing Your Recovery

By  May 14, 2008

Topics: Data

If you don’t have a formal plan for your disaster recovery, consider this a gentle reminder. Have a full set of articles here on InformIT that will help you with a complete strategy, but I want to focus on one component: Recovery Time.

Take a test system, a watch, and one person to help you test. Have them use your main app against the test box, and then stop the SQL Server Service and delete the DB. Start the clock. Have the use tell you that something is wrong, and don’t stop the clock until they tell you they are working again. Need more? Check here: http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=30944&seqNum=9.

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