In this class we will cover the essentials of data backup and restoration of critical design information, and we'll differentiate between normal backup strategies and archival technologies and methods. We will also discuss data retention policies and requirements. We will explore several different technologies, both local and remote, for backing up mission-critical data, and we will discuss the necessity of archival storage and we'll explore the appropriate media to meet data-retentions requirements. The class will also cover disaster recovery planning and techniques to maintain business continuation and data security in extreme circumstances, from fires, to natural disasters, to zombie apocalypses.
- Learn how to develop and deploy a backup strategy that works within your organization
- Learn how to test and validate data restoration processes using both on-site and cloud techniques
- Learn how to implement a long-term data archival plan that meets the obligations of your industry
- Discover how to design a disaster recovery plan to better ensure the security and accessibility of design data and files despite unforeseen disasters
James Gerth is a senior engineering designer and the CAD manager in Tallahassee, Florida, with Stantec Inc., a global, multidisciplinary AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) firm headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. James began working with AutoCAD software in 1985 and has used Autodesk, Inc., products on PCs, Unix workstations from Sun and DEC, and Apple Inc.'s Macintosh computers. As the corporate CAD discipline leader for an ENR (engineering news-record) Top 25 AEC firm, he worked as an AutoLISP programming language developer, NT domain administrator, Unix systems administrator, and web collaboration administrator. In that role, James designed and deployed CAD-centric networks for project offices in the Republic of Singapore and in the cities of Bangkok, Thailand; Atlanta, Georgia; and Dublin, Ireland. James joined Stantec in 2005, taking on a series of design challenges in the Florida Keys and Panhandle regions. In 2012 Autodesk honored James by naming him an inaugural member of the Autodesk Expert Elite program.