My week at HTC has been filled with hurricane contengency planning and preparation. For the most part, HTC is in a good state with two connected datacenters about 15 miles from each other and real-time replication for much of our data.
Most of our planning is revolving around protecting the things that aren’t stretched or don’t have good roll-over plans between data centers. In the past year, we’ve closed the gap on a lot of things that didn’t exist or couldn’t easily roll between datacenters. VMware has been a big portion of that change and it makes disaster recovery much better.
Today we’re running full backups and preparing and full set of backup tapes to be physically taken away with one of our managers and preparing to move a few redundant servers to the contengency site as a safety precaution.
I’m interested – what are your preparations and what things would you be doing in our situation?