Chapter 2. Disaster scenarios in IdM

There are two main classes of disaster scenarios: server loss and data loss.

Table 2.1. Server loss vs. data loss

Disaster type

Example causes

How to prepare

Server loss: The IdM deployment loses one or several servers.

  • Hardware malfunction

Data loss: IdM data is unexpectedly modified on a server, and the change is propagated to other servers.

  • A user accidentally deletes data
  • A software bug modifies data