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Emergency Server or Workstation

Emergency Server or Workstation

Note: An emergency server stores historical and current backups of the medical database.
For this reason it is preferred that a second server be used to handle this task given the built in redundancy of most servers today. A second server that acts as a terminal server or web server works very well as an OP emergency server.


Note: If a second server does not exist within the practice, a robust workstation can be used to complete this task.

If the workstation is to be configured as an emergency server it should have:

  • A minimum of 4 GB RAM.
  • A minimum of a 120 GB Hard Drive (250 GB - 1 TB preferred).
  • A dedicated network connection (no wireless connection).
  • The ability to always be turned on so backups can run nightly.