Heritage Operations Processing System

Disaster Recovery

  • Recovery from loss-of-data-related incidents will be via the back-up process as described above.

  • Recovery from mechanical failures of discs, etc, will be via the offsite back-up process as described above.

  • HOPS is run by a small team. In the case of incapacity of the current Program Manager (Danny Scroggins) the following plan will apply:
    • In the short term the site will continue to operate, but development will cease.
    • Alan Johnson will assume control of the site from a technical perspective.
    • All Railway HOPS Administrators will be contacted and advised of the circumstances.

  • In the case of the death of the current single shareholder (Danny Scroggins) the following plan will apply:
    • Alan Johnson will arrange for the ownership of HOPS Ltd, including the responsibility for the website tools, to be transferred to a railway or organisation willing to maintain the website tools (even if not the shop) under the same ethos and general principles as it has grown up.
    • A small group of well-established heritage railway individuals has been identified to assist in advising on the suitability of organisations. The final decision will be Alan Johnson's.
    • Before access to the data passes to the new owners, each Railway HOPS Administrator will be given the opportunity to have their data removed from the system.
    • If no railway or organisation willing to assume control of HOPS can be found, the website and the company will shut down. Data will be sent back to the clients.


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