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COLD, WARM, & HOT SITES
By Sach Dhanjal
CCT355H5
WHAT IS A BACK UP SITE?
A remote recovery location
 It is where your data center will be recreated
WHAT IS A BACK UP SITE?
There are three types of back up sites:
 Cold Sites
 Warm Sites
 Hot Sites
WHAT IS A COLD SITE?
Lacks hardware set up and data back ups
Requires additional time to set up
Least costly type of back up site
PROS & CONS OF COLD SITES
PROS
 Inexpensive
CONS
 Takes time to set up
 No hardware or software is included
 You must bring your own back ups
WHAT IS A WARM SITE?
Compromise between Hot & Cold Sites
Include hardware and network connectivity already
setup
Come with back ups – though may be incomplete
PROS & CONS OF WARM SITES
 PROS
 Hardware and infrastructure already installed
 Provides a mid-range option for businesses on a budget
 CONS
 Still takes time to get organization back to operational
state
 Incomplete back ups
GETTING BACK UPS ON SITE
Transported off site using storage media such as
 Magnetic Tape
 Optical Storage
 Remote back up service
 Third party back up storage services
WHAT IS A HOT SITE?
Exact duplicate of organization’s work site
 Constantly updated
Back ups are near complete if not fully up to date
WHAT IS A HOT SITE?
 Popular with businesses that
operate on real time
 Ready to take over immediately
in case of failure
PROS & CONS OF HOT SITES
PROS
 Can be brought back up to full production in a few
hours
 Allows for minimal downtime
CONS
 Most expensive step to disaster recovery
ALTERNATIVES?
 Cloud Computing
 Dropbox
 Various Softwares
 Evault
 Crashplan
 Mozy
QUESTIONS
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 http://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/
 http://www.akgroup.com/Blogs/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=1
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REFERENCES
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