IT Disaster Response

Lessons Learned in the Field

Authors: Moore, Greg

  • The goal of this book is to make readers think about how to approach a disaster, and not just the specific steps to take during a disaster
  • Author Greg Moore draws upon a diverse set of ideas and experiences in his life, not all of which are immediately associated with disaster recovery in the IT workplace
  • There is a heavy emphasis on the use of real-world situations and actual cases where disaster recovery planning worked and where it did not
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About this book

Learn how to develop solutions to handle disasters both large and small. Real-world scenarios illustrate the importance of disaster response (DR) planning.

IT Disaster Response takes a different approach to IT disaster response plans. Rather than focusing on details such as what hardware you should buy or what software you need to have in place, the book focuses on the management of a disaster and various management and communication tools you can use before and during a disaster.

This book examines disasters in general—a compilation of lessons the author learned over the course of years working in IT, reviewing plane crashes, and his experiences as a cave rescuer and cave rescue instructor. Although at first it may seem that none of these are really related, the truth is they all have elements in common. In each case, the unexpected has happened. Just as not all plane crashes are deadly, not all IT mishaps have terrible consequences. With the proper training and approach, many problems can either be avoided in the first place or better handled if they do arise.

The book contains practical guidance on:

  • How to think about a disaster both before it happens and while it’s happening
  • How to apply management skills used in other fields during disasters
  • How to get everyone on board when it comes to planning for and handling disasters
  • How to better deal with smaller, more manageable—and more frequently occurring—disasters

What you’ll learn

  • Discover the difference between a DR solution and a DR plan
  • Define a disaster — it’s not always of the scale of a fire burning down the building.
  • See when to actually implement your DR plan

Who This Book Is For

IT professionals in charge of developing their company’s disaster recovery plan who also need to raise issues to the required C-level people to make sure they have a viable plan.

About the authors

Greg Moore has been both an independent consultant (Green Mountain Software) and a director and later VP of IT at several internet startups that had 24/7 requirements. In both roles, much of his focus has been as a DBA. However, he has experience with networking as well as recent experience with programming. His blend of hands-on technical skills combined with his management skills gives him a unique insight into disaster planning. He has helped clients through a disaster as well as helped develop and test disaster plans, as well as experiencing a few of his own.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2184-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2183-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
IT Disaster Response
Book Subtitle
Lessons Learned in the Field
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Greg D. Moore
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2184-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2184-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2183-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 140
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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