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Hurricane IT Preparedness Checklist

Date: December 19, 2012 Author: admin Category: Computer Orange IT Blog Comments: 0
Your know we're always looking out for you. In the event that Hurricane Irene hits Florida, we recommend that you complete the following checklist by Thursday night: Ensure You Have a Backup
  • Don't wait until the day before a hurricane to backup your files! Backup all your data files at least once per month to prevent loss of data. Take the time to copy your important documents onto a portable hard drive or memory key, and then take that home with you or store it in a safe location.
  • Store your backups in the safest place possible. Place backup media such as memory keys in waterproof bags/containers and store in a safe location offsite.
Secure Your Equipment
  • Turn off all power to all equipment. It is critical to unplug all devices that carry electricity.
  • Turn off battery backup units and disconnect power cords to the wall. Unplug all power cords from the wall to all devices (CPU's, monitors, terminals, modems, fax/modems, etc.). Leave the other end of all of the power cords connected to the PC.
  • Unplug the network cable from the back of the PC, and leave the other end connected to the network jack on the wall.
  • If necessary, move the equipment to a safe location. For example, if the equipment is near a window, it should be moved AWAY from it. If the CPU is on the floor, it should be moved onto a desk.
  • If your server is on the floor, try to elevate it by at least 10-15 inches off the ground and away from windows.

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