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Friday, September 1 • 14:40 - 15:30
Have You Tried Turning It off and Turning It on Again?

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Most of us have a backup strategy, many of us have a restore strategy and several of us have a fully tested restore strategy. But backups are not the whole story. I'll talk about the parts of disaster recovery we're less prepared for, and dependencies that you might not think about until one day when you really do turn an entire service, entire site or (perish the thought!) an entire company off and on again.

This talk will cover managing complexity, testing your fallback plan and avoiding dependency cycles that make it impossible to restart groups of systems. Like, where do you store the documentation on how to recover the documentation server?

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Tanya Reilly

Tanya Reilly has been a Site Reliability Engineer at Google since 2005, working on low level infrastructure like distributed locking, load balancing, and bootstrapping. Before Google, she worked as a Systems Administrator at eircom.net, Ireland's largest ISP, and before that she was... Read More →

Friday September 1, 2017 14:40 - 15:30 IST
Pembroke and Lansdowne Rooms