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COMPUTER CENTER DISASTER PLAN

 

A. Before a disaster (preparation):

1. DEC Computer System

a. Full backups are made Monday-Friday.

b. Monday's backups are kept off-site. The other sets are kept in a cabinet in the computer center.

c. Battery backed power supply to allow safe shutdown of the computer.

2. Phone System

a. Battery backed phone system will continue to operate on any undamaged phone lines for at least 2 hours.

b. Battery backed power supply for voice mail and call logging will allow for safe shutdown of these systems.

c. Printouts of on-going phone log can be generated.

3. Automatic self-contained fire control system in computer room.

4. Battery Powered Emergency Light.

B. During a disaster:

1. Shut down all power to equipment in the computer center suite (Rooms: 4109 and 4125 through 4134) using cutoff switch on Power Pac or in rooms 4134 or 4127 to avoid electrical fires.

a. Phone system will continue to operate for at least 2 hours on auxiliary power on all undamaged phone lines.

C. After a disaster:

1. Shut down DEC computer from auxiliary power to conserve battery life.

2. Shut down voice mail and call logging from auxiliary power to conserve battery life.

3. Connect auxiliary power from DEC computer to phone system to conserve phone system battery life.

4. A phone system console located in the computer center may be used as an alternate switchboard should the main switchboard fail to operate or be inaccessible.

 
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