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We are evaluating our current Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans as they relate to Banner.   Does anyone have a hot failover site for Banner?  If so, how is working and what technical issues did you identify and resolve?  Is your hot site virtualized?   Have you failed over and back again?  I am happy to discuss offline if you prefer.

Julie

Julie Ouska
CIO/VP of IT
Colorado Community College System
Julie.ouska@cccs.edu
(720) 858-2781 

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I don't really want to put this on the list, because our dba is opposed to virtualization and doesn't know about our hardware failure. We have Oracle running on a Dell 620 with VMWare on it. It is the only vm on the machine. We have an identical Dell 620 with VMWare on it in our second machine room on the other side of the campus. The database volumes are on mirrored san volumes (one on either side of campus). We had a hardware failure at night and live migrated the Oracle dbm to the other hardware and left it running there for a couple of weeks while we replaced the original components. Then we live migrated it back in the middle of the night. The managers and the systems administrators knew, but the dba never found out. Once incident that nobody knew about just paid for the extra hardware and VMWare licenses. We have a similar configuration for the Oracle Application Server due to Oracle licensing by the cores. The rest of our banner machines have no licensing issues with just running in the VMWare clusters. I don't know which blade or datacenter they are running in and don't really care. They just work. On Tue, 2014-02-25 at 04:26 +0000, Ouska, Julie wrote: > We are evaluating our current Business Continuity and Disaster > Recovery plans as they relate to Banner. Does anyone have a hot > failover site for Banner? If so, how is working and what technical > issues did you identify and resolve? Is your hot site virtualized? > Have you failed over and back again? I am happy to discuss offline if > you prefer. > > > Julie > > > Julie Ouska > CIO/VP of IT > Colorado Community College System > Julie.ouska@cccs.edu > (720) 858-2781 > > > > ______________________________________________________________________ > > Spam > Not spam > Forget previous vote > > ********** Participation and subscription information for this > EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at > http://www.educause.edu/discuss. > -- Daniel R. Bidwell | bidwell@andrews.edu Andrews University | Information Technology Services If two always agree, one of them is unnecessary Karma is getting what you deserve. Mercy is not getting what you deserve. Grace is getting what you do not deserve. "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, however, they are not." ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.
Julie,

We do not currently have a hot fail over, but are working toward that end in phases. We currently have the database backed up off site as well as a preproduction instance. We test the preproduction system twice a year, manually failing over, doing work for a week and then manually reverting back. We have successfully run a complete payroll off-site. Our infrastructure staff would be willing to talk with you if you would like more details.

Karl


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