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Planning a disaster recovery solution

Published: December 16, 2009

Applies To: Forefront Client Security

It is important to understand how backup and recovery of your Client Security deployment fits with the needs of your organization and the other software applications that you deploy.

The technologies that you use for fault tolerance and recoverability vary according to the needs of your organization. You must compare the cost of downtime to the cost of recovery. You should also account for the ease with which lost data can be replaced in a variety of failure scenarios.

Planning a disaster recovery solution involves the following steps:

  • Managing risk

  • Determining cost of availability

  • Determining acceptable downtime

  • Determining return on investment

This section provides information about each of these steps.

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