2021 IT Disaster Recovery Test Dates

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2021 IT Disaster Recovery Test Dates

Over the course of the past six years, we have done extensive work to prepare the campus for a true technology disaster. Two years ago, we did a disaster recovery test in June and are now ready to run a similar trial this summer. Please, make note of the dates below, so you can plan accordingly.

The 2021 Disaster Recovery Test will start on Sunday, June 13th and end at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 14th.

What does this mean for you?

All of TCU’s primary systems have backup servers running in our secondary data center, which will take over when we do this test. Our goal is to ensure that the redundant systems do their job in the case that TCU is faced with a true emergency.

Major systems like email, printing, file shares, Internet access, myTCU/PeopleSoft, ID card access, and TCU websites are expected to make a seamless transition or have minimal downtime. We DO expect the following non-redundant systems to be unavailable during the DR Test, so please plan accordingly. 

NOTE:  There has been a slight change to this list since the last communication.

If you have any questions or problems, please reach out to the IT Support HelpDesk and we will route your questions to the appropriate contact.