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BO: Som Seng PO: Jennifer Hernandez TO: Phil Saulnier SM: Jennifer Hernandez Others: Kevin O'Brien & Patrick Masson
UMassOnline had been using a homegrown CMS/CRM that was built using ColdFusion since 2001. There were many hacks and customizations which made support, maintenance and upgrades very difficult and time consuming. In addition, the data center that supported the environment was facing a lack of support, which meant that while we could support the application, the physical servers have no disaster recovery. In summer of 2012, UMassOnline Marketing and Technology Teams began developing a plan to move away from the homegrown system to a more robust Web Content Management System.
A complete backup of the Production MySQL database is taken every day at 4:45AM. The backup file is stored on the Production web server in case a restore is needed.
A snapshot of the Production web server is taken every day at Midnight. The job that runs in order to take the snapshot lives on the API server. If a restore is needed, this snapshot can be used to launch one or more web servers at any time into any region.