Tom Barringer
 Independent Consulting
for Progress Databases and Applications

It never ceases to amaze me how many companies pay only lip service to backup plans.

As a company, YOUR DATA IS YOUR LIFE.  

60% of companies that lose their data shut down within 6 months.

If you were to lose your Accounts Receivable, or your customer list, or your outstanding orders, how would you deal with it?  And when was the last time you tested this restoration plan -- not just reviewed it, but executed it?

Add to this scenario what happens if your #1 database support person is on vacation somewhere in Tahiti for two weeks.


Here's a sample of what I can do with you:

  • Assess your current backup plan for reliability, thoroughness, responsiveness, and effect on production, or create a new multi-layered plan specific to your company needs and based on your company's available infrastructure.

  • Help you set up a non-destructive test of your restoration plan to identify gaps or trouble spots.

  • Discuss the relative merits and vulnerabilities of different backup methodologies as they apply to your specific situation, including popular topics such as:
    • Hot Backups
    • Failovers / Clusters
    • Use of cloud storage or facilities
    • Replication

  • Integrate your backups with other business needs to provide or improve services or even change production impact from a negative to a positive.