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In the case of a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

Adam Colby
Director of Emergency Management and Campus Safety

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Location
Eckerd College is located at 27° 42.81' N 82° 40.97' W (Latitude 27.71888 Longitude -82.68831)

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Recovery From Event

A crucial part of BC/DR services is the ability to return to normal operation in an expected and controlled manner. Staff will want and need to know what to expect - which things will stay updated seamlessly, and which may require special from ITS or the user's department.

After a short planned event (such as an evacuation followed by an all-clear)

  • ITS will move services back to campus immediately once they have returned.
  • E-Mail and Databases will retain any changes made during the event.
  • Changes to web pages will be handled on a case-by-case basis. By default, changes made to files on www.eckerd.edu, or academics.eckerd.edu, and my.eckerd.edu do not "reverse sync.
  • Novell Shared and Home directories and user accounts may be accessed normally. Printing with Novell iPrint will operate normally.

After a short unplanned event which triggers collocation (such as a multi-day power problem or low damage natural disaster)

  • E-Mail and Databases may need to operate from collocation for several days while array replication is synchronized ITS will determine need on a case-by-case basis.
  • Changes to web pages will be handled on a case-by-case basis. By default, changes made to files on www.eckerd.edu, or academics.eckerd.edu, and my.eckerd.edu do not "reverse sync.'
  • During collocation, Novell iPrint will not operate, and Novell Shared and Home Directories may be accessed with NetStorage. On a case by case basis, especially for those with databases on Novell shared drives, direct Novell client access may be installed and configured. After the all-clear, Novell Shared and Home directories and iPrint printers will operate normally.

After a planned event and extensive BC/DR period (such as an evacuation followed by a major Hurricane)

  • E-Mail and Databases may need to operate from collocation for several days while array replication is synchronized ITS will determine need on a case-by-case basis.
  • Changes made to web pages on www.eckerd.edu, academics.eckerd.edu, and my.eckerd.edu will be copied to production from the Collocation servers by ITS.
  • During collocation, Novell iPrint will not operate, and Novell Shared and Home Directories may be accessed with NetStorage. On a case by case basis, especially for those with databases on Novell shared drives, direct Novell client access may be installed and configured. After the all-clear, Novell shared and Home directories and iPrint printers will operate normally.

After an unplanned event and an extensive BC/DR period (such as fire, tornado, or water damage to Armacost Library)

  • Major delays in returning from collocation may occur depending on the extend and nature of the BC/DR event.
  • E-Mail and Databases will operate from collocation for up to ten days while array replication is synchronized
  • Changes made to web pages on www.eckerd.edu, academics.eckerd.edu, and my.eckerd.edu will be copied to production from the Collocation servers by ITS.
  • During collocation, Novell iPrint will not operate, and Novell Shared and Home Directories may be accessed with NetStorage. On a case by case basis, especially for those with databases on Novell shared drives, direct Novell client access may be installed and configured. After the all-clear, Novell shared and Home directories and iPrint printers will operate normally.

Useful Links

Information about Eckerd College cancellations, closings, and openings are broadcast on TV channels WFLA 8, Bay News 9, WTSP 10, and WTVT 13; and radio stations WHPT 102.5 FM, WXTB 97.9 FM, WFLA 970 AM, and WQYK 1010 AM.

NWS: Local Forecast
NOAA: National Hurricane Center
FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency
American Red Cross Tampa Bay Chapter
Pinellas County Emergency Management
FL Division of Emergency Management