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Development of a backup strategy for Informatics

Project ID: 
149
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Description: This project will in the first instance produce a suggested strategy for the backing up and archiving of the School's data in a manner which is practicable, given constraints on time and hardware, while meeting the needs of the School's users as closely as possible

Deliverables: In the first place, proposals for a new strategy. Later, implimentation of this strategy.

Why: 

Customer: School

Case statement: Though we have a new backup system in place, we need to ensue that this is used in the most efficient manner and meets the needs of the School. This project will ensure that this is the case.

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Time: It is anticipated that the whole project should take no more that two weeks of effort

How: 

Proposal:

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Plan:

backups

  1. Quantify and categorise disk space currently in use in school
  2. Obtain figures for rate of data change etc through analysis of backup records
  3. Obtain figures for number of restore requests and spectrum of age of data through analysis of RT requests.
  4. Produce proposals for frequency of backup and retention of backup data for consideration by school.
  5. If proposals accepted, proceed with implimentation.

Archiving

  1. Review possible storage technologies
  2. produce proposals for methods of archiving, retention periods and costs for consideration by School
  3. If accepted, proceed with implementation.
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Dependencies: None

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Milestones

Proposed date Achieved date Name Description
2010-05-21 2010-04-09 quantify data Quantify and categorise the disk space currently in use in the school
2010-06-11 rate of data ch Obtain figures for rate of data change etc through analysis of backup records
2010-06-11 Restoration dat Obtain figures for number of restore requests and spectrum of age of data through analysis of RT requests.
2010-07-02 produce proposa Produce proposals for frequency of backup and retention of backup data for consideration by school.
2010-07-30 implementation If proposals accepted, proceed with implementation.
2010-05-14 2010-04-23 review technolo Review possible storage technologies
2010-07-02 produce proposa produce proposals for methods of archiving, retention periods and costs for consideration by School
2010-07-30 implementation If accepted, proceed with implementation.