Municipal Council plans data back-up server at Chennai

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Port Blair, Sep 12 (UNI) Rattled by regular earthquakes, the Port Blair Municipal Council(PBMC) is planning to have a data back-up server at Chennai.

''Andaman Islands are situated in an earthquake-prone area and fall in Zone V of the seismic chart. To ensure that there is no loss of any official data, we are planning to have a data back up server at Chennai,'' Sher Singh, Chairman of Port Blair Municipal Council told UNI today.

Mr Singh said for this project, all technological support would be provided by a private firm based in Chennai.

Government records together with hundreds of private and government offices, were washed away in the 2004 tsunami, causing problems for the Andaman and Nicobar administration.

To avert any such situation in the future, the data back-up server was planned by the PBMC.

After setting up of the server at Chennai the staff of PBMC would maintain a back-up data base on the remote server, sitting right in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

''This will be the first of its kind experiment undertaken by any autonomous of government bodies of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A secure data will ease many things in future,'' the Chairman said.

Remote islands of Andaman and Nicobar Chain are hit by thousands of moderate earthquake since the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, which, according to some experts, is a signal for another mega quake in the coming future.

The Port Blair Municipal Council is the lone civic body of Andaman and Nicobar Islands looking after the affairs of nearly 1,50,000 islanders of Port Blair city.


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