Please discuss what you believe to be a good backup and crisis management strategy considering the following scenario. Provide a detailed explanation of your choices.
You work for a small consulting firm with a sterling reputation for high-quality work and outstanding technical aptitude. You've been assigned as the SQL Server 2000 DBA for an e-commerce project based in coastal Florida. Your client is a well-financed, Internet startup firm focusing on creating an online billing system for large hospitals. As a startup firm, they have limited financial resources and must stringently manage their budget.
There are three database environments for your project: development, staging, and production. The development environment is for the web development to create and test their modules and code. The staging environment is where the various components are assembled and tested as a whole. The production environment is the environment that will eventually be your deliverable to the client and will migrate to become the live web presence for the start up.
The client has approached you in the database server room. She's heard there is severe weather coming to the area that may escalate to hurricane status. She would like you to describe in the detail the backup strategies you've developed for each database environment. She'd really like to know how you can save the company money by applying differing backup and crisis management systems to the varying database environments.
This job considers a good backup and crisis management strategy.