Imagine this: It's 2 am, and you’ve just got an urgent call. The server with your application setup is down. Now, you have to restore the application on a different server. The quicker you bring the server back to life, the better. What do you do?
To make it even more dramatic, suppose the server failure is happening during "rush hour" - the time when you have the most of the users using an app. Every minute matters. The longer it takes to repair it, the more users are getting frustrated, and the client is getting unhappier - if the client loses users, the client loses money.
You start the server recovery process:
What do you do now? Do you have any backups? Where and how can you recover anything?
Well, at Netguru you won’t have to go through such a nightmare. Why?
Because we ALWAYS DO BACKUP REVIEWS. We won’t let you skip it. We always test if we are able to restore the whole project from backups. Every review ends with the summary and the detailed instructions including guidelines about what to do if the server is down. Read how we do it and why you should do so too.
If our backup checklist is in place - the chances of a smooth recovery are greatly increased. By doing so, we also save our client’s business. Accidents happen, that’s inevitable - but we should be as prepared as possible.
Each backup review should be done every 180 days. We set the reminders so that we’re sure we won’t forget about them.
To sum up, it’s worth doing backups because:
The end of this article is just about the right time for you to start your backup review. Good luck!