[oclug] aaawwwww crap
robert at timetraveller.org
Mon Jun 14 13:46:22 EDT 2004
On Mon, 14 Jun 2004, Brian Barber wrote:
> It sounds like a nasty bit of work, bit it's do-able if you're careful
Actually it isn't so bad. I've done this sort of thing dozens if not
hundreds of times. It's the waiting that is the worst.
> about the process. If you are going to approach it this way, please
> have good, tested backups (note: plural) and please verify the steps
> before you start. I am going off the top of my head and I may have
> omitted something.
Let me go one step further. This type of procedure should be a natural
extension of the backup procedure - infact it is equivalent to a disaster
recovery. If this process isn't easy to do using your existing backup
mechanism, then it has a problem.
 I use the "3am test". I better be able to do this at 3am after being
woken from a sound sleep. What every company needs are good, well tested
backups, and a DR manual customised for the organisation which allows a
technically competent person to complete the rebuild with a minimum of
issues, even if they have never set foot on the site before.
Robert Brockway B.Sc. email: robert at timetraveller.org, rbrockway at uqconnect.net
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