Networking: A Beginner's Guide
(such as program binary files) and restore those files to a test
directory on the system's hard disk.
(a) If the backup software is unable to restore the selected files, this
constitutes a failure of this test.
(3) At the command prompt, use the FC.EXE program (file compare),
or any other program that can perform bitwise comparisons of files,
to compare the restored files to the on-disk live versions.
(a) Any bitwise errors encountered constitute a failure of this test.
(4) If any failures are encountered:
IT department will notify the relevant parties for the affected
server and backup system (for example, the Controller and
CFO if the error is on the server that holds the accounting
(b) The IT department will develop and implement a plan to repair
the error. This repair will be treated as an emergency and
resolved as quickly as possible. The IT department will work
with the server vendor, the maker of the tape drive, and/or the
provider of the backup software to assess and resolve the error,
(5) The annual test and its outcome will be documented in each system's
server log book.
c) Major disaster remediation:
i) In the event of a major disaster, the head of IT will be notified
The head of IT will assess the scope and extent of the major disaster
as it pertains to the company's key business systems and other important
iii) The head of IT will notify the following personnel of the initial IT
assessment, as appropriate:
(4) Head of Research
(5) Head of Human Resources
(6) Head of Development
iv) The head of IT will develop a detailed remediation plan to address
the specific disaster conditions.