Disaster Recovery Procedure
We invest heavily in our I.T capabilities, an example of this being our recent server upgrade at a cost of some £40,000.
These servers offer us greater protection than ever before. The new setup, summarised below, offers multiple layers of back-up and operating capability.
Our objective with our hardware upgrade was to build the maximum level of redundancy into our new systems. This means that West Country Milk want to have maximum protection from any outage of service from its computer systems.
To this end we have two individual servers, these boxes emulate 2 “virtual servers” each therefore giving 4 “virtual servers”.
This result of this is that if one virtual server fails the three others immediately and seamlessly take over. If one of the individual servers fails the other takes over and emulates all 4 “virtual servers”.
Beyond this all the data is held separately on an Equallogic SAN. This storage is made up of 40 individual hard disk drives all mirroring each other.
The advantage of this again is built in redundancy meaning that if one or more individual drives fail the remainder take over seamlessly.
The final “belt and braces” is the Veeam Server backup, this hardware constantly mirrors the SAN to instantly take over should the whole SAN unit fail.