Re: IIS and Disaster recovery

From: Tom Kaminski [MVP] ((A_at_T))
Date: 10/19/05


Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 09:55:32 -0400


"Doug" <dgeiste@REMOVEsnet.net> wrote in message
news:oPX4f.149$Kv.14@newssvr22.news.prodigy.net...
> Hello. I work for a university and we're looking at disaster recovery for
> our WWW server in the event of a catastrophic event. The main thing is
> having the ability to give instructions to parents; phone number, email
> addresses, other info.
>
> The one option that has come up is having a remote Web site available so
> that if we lose our Internet connection or there's some other catastropic
> event on campus, we can switch DNS (not a networking guy) and have it
> point to another Web host who is hosting a page for us that will give
> instructions (that is, if it's possible to access that page to make
> changes based on the event). Not sure how we'd get our domain name to
> temporarily point to another host.
>
> Does anyone else do this? Any suggestions?

Interesting idea. Yes, you would need to talk to whomever manages your DNS
and it would be relatively simple for them to do that.

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