This morning you woke up with a terrible premonition – you were absolutely sure your most important production database server was going to crash today.
What would you do?
Here’s a quick list of places to start:
- Identify where the most recent backups are kept
- Make sure the backup schedule and frequency lines up with what the business wants
- Make sure the backups are getting offsite
- Make sure the monitoring software is watching this server, and sending me alerts
When was the last time you made a list like this and checked it twice? Do it this week, and schedule yourself a recurring task in your favorite to-do software to check this every quarter.
Because you’re not going to get these visions.