Wednesday, October 14, 2009

#Filemaker Server Disaster Preparedness

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
11:42 AM

Three things 
  1. Make sure you have a big hard drive connected and time machine running to back up the server on OSX ; something equivalent in Windows
  2. Buy a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) that is OSX compatible - it will come with a USB cable and OSX software that detects a power outage and shuts down the server before the batteruy runs out in 15-20 minutes - something equivalent in Windows
  3. Buy two thumb drives; copy the database to the Thumb drive once a week and take offsite to another area; swap out thumb drives once a week
  4. Optional - burn a CD of the database once a month and archive offsite

Thanks and good luck. 

Michael A Clasen
FBA Associate

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