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    Anyone know of a good guideline on how to document backup schemas and backup procedures? We're completely revamping our backup schema and of course it needs to be documented.

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    Re: Document backup schema and procedure

    I've got some stuff at home, I think
    I will look tonight, and if so, find a way to send it over to you after sanitising it a bit
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      Re: Document backup schema and procedure

      As far as the DR procedure goes, make it idiot proof. I always assume the notes will be handed over to an IT literate person (I have been kidnapped by aliens or similar) and if they can follow them, I can probably do so too, even at 0300, with a hangover, and with the CEO breathing down my neck because their muppetPad(tm) isnt picking up emails from the crashed exchange servers
      Also include copies of any media, drivers and product keys you might possibly need.

      For the backup procedures, make sure you include recording backups, verifying contents and testing they actually work!
      Tom Jones
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        Screenshot using SnagIT would be a good idea. Can be a bit time consuming but it does help make it idiot proof having screenshots of what the various stages actually looks like.
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          Re: Document backup schema and procedure

          Thanks tehcamel, looking forward to seeing those docs.

          Ossian: Yeah, assuming they'll be used for SAS 70, future techs, and idiotic days Previous guys had no notes. Took a while to figure it out.

          biggles77: Yep, screenshots are a must, but why the hell does everyone use SnagIT? Never had a problem with normal screenshots or Windows 7's snipping tool + MSPaint.
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            Re: Document backup schema and procedure

            Snagit cuts so many phases out of the loop -- capture and snip and store in one operation
            Tom Jones
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