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Disaster Recovery, before and after

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Disaster Recovery, before and after

Let's say we have two domains, production (PROD) and disaster recovery (DR).  That means four servers, one App and one DB for each domain.

 

My summarized plan to set up in case there is a disaster

  1. Backup PROD SystemDb and Repository DBs, and restore on DR DB server.
  2. Install DR App Server to same version that is on PROD.
  3. Copy TOKEN and USER license folders from PROD ot DR.
  4. Make sure MegaSite.ini and Router.ini on DR matches PROD (as close as possible, considereing different server names).
  5. Copy the C:\Program Files (x86)\MEGA\MEGA version\repository folder from PROD to DR.
  6. Make sure DR Windows and Web apps work.
  7. Whenever a new user is added to PROD, copy their USER files to DR.

When Disaster happens

  1. Restore the PROD DB backups and transaction logs to DR.
  2. Make sure DR Windows and Web apps work.
  3. Tell users to use DR server instead of PROD server.
  4. Backup the DR DB the same way as PROD.

After Disaster is over

  1. Restore the DR DB backups and transaction logs to PROD.
  2. If new users were added to DR, copy their USER files to PROD.
  3. Make sure PROD Windows and Web apps work.
  4. Tell users to use PROD server instead of DR server.

 

Does this sound right?  Am I missing anything?  I read the documentation which was talking about log files, but it wasn't clear, and I don't know why I'd need log files. (Installation and Deployment, Physical backup).  It also said "By default folder of each HOPEX Environment", which I have no clue what that means, maybe the repository folder I have above?