Pro SharePoint Disaster Recovery and High Availability

Pro SharePoint Disaster Recovery and High Availability

by Stephen Cummins
     
 

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Few IT professionals take the time to learn what needs to be known to do disaster recovery well. Most labor under the pretense that good administration equals close to five-nines uptime. Most technical people do not see the value of planning for disasters until the unexpected has already happened, and the effects of a disaster involving a SharePoint

Overview

Few IT professionals take the time to learn what needs to be known to do disaster recovery well. Most labor under the pretense that good administration equals close to five-nines uptime. Most technical people do not see the value of planning for disasters until the unexpected has already happened, and the effects of a disaster involving a SharePoint farm—which today houses business information, line-of-business applications, sensitive information, extranets, and other highly important assets—can be staggering.

Pro SharePoint Disaster Recovery and High Availability, Second Edition will take you through a step-by-step process to show how to build an awareness and reaction plan for the inevitable. With a focus on real-world experiences and war stories, author Stephen Cummins weaves an expert tale of woe response and offers you:

  • Ways to see the warning signs of disaster, and ways to avoid it
  • Ways to respond to a disaster while it is happening
  • Perhaps most importantly, how to develop a plan to deal with disaster when it inevitably does happen

What you’ll learn

With Pro SharePoint Disaster Recovery and High Availability, Second Edition, learn and discover:
  • How to build resilience and high availability into your systems to make them less likely to fail
  • How to use technologies like log shipping, clustering and mirroring to replicate data
  • How to use redundancy of web front-ends, service applications and other parts of your SharePoint farm to prevent failure
  • How companies that realize the cost of disasters create processes to prevent them by tracking and responding to "near-misses"
  • How to implement the right monitoring tools to ensure you are alerted to impending problems as soon as possible
  • How to diagnose and repair broken systems, and develop processes to ensure you have backups and a place to restore them to if all else fails

Who this book is for

If you worry about what would happen to your organization if what is in your SharePoint farm was lost, this book is for you. It is a technical book, but parts of it are about the principles of good planning. Other parts arestories of how things have gone wrong (and right) in the field—all of whichshould be instructive and entertaining for anyone who relies on any technology a great deal in their daily life.

Table of Contents

  1. Steering Away from Disaster
  2. Planning Your Plan
  3. Processes and Procedures
  4. High Availability and Resilience
  5. Quality of Service
  6. Back Up a Step
  7. Monitoring and Alerts
  8. DIY Disaster Recovery
  9. Change Management and Disaster Recovery
  10. Disaster Recovery and the Cloud
  11. Best Practices and Worst Practices
  12. Final Conclusions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430263289
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2013
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Stephen Cummins has absorbed everything he can about SharePoint since it was released in 2001. Since then, he has worked with more than 50 clients on three continents and learned a great deal about a great many businesses and people along the way. He has also learned many lessons about what makes the SharePoint platform most adopted, valuable and resilient. He has nine SharePoint "Most Valuable Professional" awards, three MCTSs, two MCPs, one MCITP and aspires to be an MCM. He lives in Ireland with his wife, daughter, two dogs, too many ukuleles and an ever-changing number of goldfish. He likes to write about himself in the third person a lot, too.

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