I looked a little bit around at other questions, and none of them really answered what I needed to know. What are the steps I should take towards building an efficient disaster recovery strategy, both for servers and workstations?
Here I'm talking about setting up backups, ghosting systems, and the like.
What I'm looking for is recommandations I could pass to my boss, ideally with "graceful cheapening" of solutions.
IE: We cannot afford to have a replacement quickly set up in case our server fails (as it was the case just now), and have not the possibility to keep spare parts in case shit hits the fan. Ideally, I'd suggest a powerful hardware RAID on two domain controllers, and then less costly options, and then the cheapest available. As it is now, we're making nightly backups from a shared drive to another, and it is plugged to my co-worker's pc.
I'm pretty sure the cheapest option would be the best, in my boss' eyes, but I want to make sure he understands how critical it is that we get what we need to keep the servers and workstations up and running.