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Information Technology Digest:
Stable Computer Environments
by Wolfgang Blauen, CISSP
3. Server Environments (continued)

So, how can you reduce the potential loss of mission critical data?

Well, there are several options. Here are a few of them:

1.       Redundancy: Yes, to most Printers that is an ugly word because it means “waste”. But in the IT industry it means: Install more than one server in your environment to provide the capability for a quick change if one of them suffers a “heart attack”.

2.       “Disk mirroring”: Have more than a single hard-drive in each server and have the operating system set up to write the same content to both hard-drives at the same time. That’s why it is called “mirroring” because you create a mirror image of your data. If one hard-drive dies, the other one takes over and no data is lost.

3.       “Multi-homed servers”: Consider having multiple network cards in your server so you can, if not pre-wired, plug your network cable into the second card if the first one dies (and that does happen!). 

4.       Backup, backup, backup: You can never have enough backups! Have a suitable media available to perform backups of your data. Depending on the criticality, you may choose to do anything from a daily backup to a live, streamed mirror copy to backup media. We will talk about backups specifically in one of the next articles.


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