Bowles, Robert G.
College for Professional Studies
MS Computer and Information Technology
School of Computer & Information Science
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
This project proposes the development and proof of concept implementation of a comprehensive backup and recovery plan for Kentucky's Cooperative Extension Service. Currently, no standardized backup system is in place. Each CES office location contains between five and forty Windows based workstations and at least one server, and backup methods vary from office to office. Current backup processes are inadequate in several key areas. To ensure the availability and integrity of mission critical data, the goal of this project is the analysis, design, and implementation of a standardized backup and recovery plan. The project will consider multiple hardware and software solutions (both commercial and open source), along with best practices for implementation and maintenance. A select number of offices will be chosen for implementation, and the project will be considered complete when a successful proof of concept has been established in these locations. A consistent, reliable backup solution, with both onsite and offsite components, will provide a much needed safeguard to enterprise information and protect against costly data loss.
Date of Award
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Justice, Wesley G., "Designing and Implementing a Backup and Recovery System for Kentucky's Cooperative Extension Service" (2008). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 97.