With the busiest months of hurricane season once again upon us, we keep our eyes on the tropics and say a quick prayer that nothing major will come our way. However, when it comes to protecting your church and its data, we’ve been blessed with technology that helps us do that. Though we cannot keep disaster from coming our way, there are steps we can take to help minimize damage when threatened with a hurricane, some of which are more simple than you might think.
- Make sure backups are running correctly and that copies are stored offsite.
- Keep servers at least 2-3 feet above the floor level.
- Make sure all servers are protected by backup batteries.
- Shut down all equipment in the proper order when preparing for the storm.
- Close all blinds and doors – both interior and exterior.
As part of ongoing support, Solerant engineers have prepared a Disaster Preparation Plan for each of our clients that will guide you through everything you need to know to prepare for a hurricane and how to resume church business once the storm has passed. Should you desire an additional level of preparation, Solerant can help you design a custom Disaster Recovery Plan or School Continuity Plan which will help your organization recover faster or continue operating with little interruption should a hurricane cause long-term damage.
Written by: Alton Fojtasek