Server Recovery

Independently test your business' ability to recover files or servers from a backup
Whether it is a file, a folder, or, in the event of an unforeseen event, your entire business server, successful recovery is the payoff for all that data protection investment.

Questions Every CIO Should Ask

“Fundamentally, is our data protected from human error, hardware or software failure and theft?"

“Would our disaster recovery (DR) methodology enable us to recover completely from a larger adversity, such as a localised fire, power outage or a natural disaster, that destroys both the original data source and the local backup copy?"

“Further down the backup and recovery path, is our remote office data as well protected as our main datacentre data?"

“Does our DR strategy cover our critical business processes, software and IP?"

“Is our DR testing sound enough that it is would reveal potential problems before an issue or disaster arises?"

Improved Server Recover Testing

Many businesses have already made improvements in their backup strategies that facilitate improved recovery assurance. They've left tape as the sole backup medium, and now rely on using WAN and disk-based systems instead.

They are taking advantage of disk-based systems, replicating backup sets, and retaining more generations of data on long-life media that can restore data many times faster than tape.

New backup technologies enable businesses to backup, deduplicate and replicate data in a fast, cost-efficient manner. They also make it simpler and more cost effective to perform more frequent, and more thorough Server Recover testing.

Server Recovery Exercises

Many businesses assume that a successful backup will lead to a successful recovery; however, this is not always the case. Plan B's Server Recovery Exercise is a managed service that fully tests your ability to recover your servers from your backup, and offers a 24/7, 365 days per year emergency recovery service.

This process provides you with known recovery timeframes as at the date of your test. We complete a pre-test audit to ensure you are following best practice guidelines within your backup programme and provide recommendations on improvements to help ensure a successful future recovery.

Server Recovery Exercises can be done on separate equipment in isolation to your production environment or as a Disaster Recovery test on your own equipment using a variety of supported backup products.

Server Recovery Exercises Benefits

Plan B's Server Recovery Exercises make it easy for you to:

  • Get a proactive, independent analysis of your backup programme.
  • Build confidence that you can meet your recovery timeframes.
  • Be confident that your backup has been recoverable on to a server other than your own.
  • Recover copies of your servers with no risk of impact to your production systems.
  • Ensure that recovered systems work as expected.
  • Access a full report on your recovery test, including indicative recovery times and recommendations for improvement.
  • Activate Plan B recovery expertise to assist with your recovery (additional fees apply).

What our Server Recover Exercises Include:

  • Annual offsite recovery test to prove critical services can be recovered to an offsite location.
  • Recovery to independent hardware to prove the business can be recovered to disparate hardware if required.
  • Demonstration that data recovery can be done by independent engineers, removing the reliance on in-house IT staff in a crisis.
Server Recovery Exercise

Learn more about assuring your expensive backup systems would actually recover your server!

Call 0800 266 846 to chat to a Plan B Business Continuity specialist, email us here, or request a call back from the right expert within Plan B.

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