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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-9-0603

Number 9-9-0603
Priority Highly Important
Description Network Operators, Service Providers and Public Safety should establish policies and procedures that outline how critical network element databases will be backed up onto a storage medium (e.g., tapes, optical diskettes) on a scheduled basis.
Network Type(s) Cable; Internet/Data; Satellite; Wireless; Wireline
Industry Role(s) Service Provider; Network Operator
Keyword(s) Network Operations;Policy;Procedures;
Reference/Comments Examples of network databases include router configurations, digital cross connect system databases, switching system images, base station controller images. These policies and procedures should address, at a minimum, the following: Database backup schedule and verification procedures; Storage medium standards; Storage medium labeling; On site and off site storage; Maintenance and certification; Handling and disposal.