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Disaster Recovery

It’s 7am. You start a pot of coffee in the kitchen.

As your coffee is brewing you scroll through updates on social media. You smirk at the traffic jam posts because your office is just down the hall. Maybe you spend more time on social media than you should this morning.

You’re feeling pretty good about life this morning. Business is good. You have 5 projects you’re working on. You’re feeling really good that all of your hard work over the past few months/years is really paying off.

As you sip your coffe you look at your calendar on your smartphone. It’s a full day but you have it carefully scheduled. You’re exceling in life.

8:00am-2:00pm: Complete XYZ project. It’s due tomorrow. Everything is done, just a few read throughs to polish it up.
3:30pm-4:00pm: Pick up the kids from school
4:00pm-5:00pm: Home, snacks and change for ball game.
5:30pm-6:00pm Pick up game snacks on the way to the game.
6:00pm-7:30pm: Championship game

It’s 7:45am now. You pour a fresh cup of coffee and head towards your office. You flip the lights on and open the blinds. You hit the power button on your computer and review some papers and bills while you wait for your laptop to load. After a minute or two you turn to your laptop and your heart stops.

You power your system on and off. You try to press F8 during startup. Nothing is working. Your computer is toast.

This is considered a disaster. It may not be a natural disaster, such as a flood or tornado, but you have to recover from it – and quickly!

What have you done to prepare for this disaster? How will you recover? Leave a comment below and share your disaster recovery plan.

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