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This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Enterprise #5

Blog Post created by JEdstrom-esristaff Employee on Dec 18, 2019

Welcome to the final edition of This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Enterprise for 2019!
 

Setting up your ArcGIS Enterprise deployment is a potentially daunting task.  Even if you already have ArcGIS Enterprise up and running, there are some considerations to keep everything running smoothly.  But that too can be a daunting task…  What's an ArcGIS Enterprise administrator to do?

 

Get some deployment strategies up your sleeve, that's what!  To do this, let's set ourselves up with those deployment strategies by covering the following topics:

  1. Architecting Your Deployment
  2. Designing Your ArcGIS Backup Strategy
  3. Backing Up Your ArcGIS Data Store + Disk Space

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1. Architecting Your Deployment

This whitepaper is a resource that breaks down all the factors to consider when setting up your ArcGIS Enterprise deployment.  It doesn't just cover the technical details but factors specific to your organization: What capabilities do you require?  How many users do you have?  What is your service-level agreement?  Scaling, expanding upon the typical base deployment, and highly available deployments are defined and discussed in order to guide you towards the best decision for you and organization.   And, lastly, you'll find the best piece of advice that any good Enterprise administrator (or Hitchhikers fan) knows: don't panic.  Check it out for yourself here.
  

2. Designing Your ArcGIS Backup Strategy

Once ArcGIS Enterprise is deployed to meet your organization's needs, that's it - right?  Not so fast.  This blog covers the other half of the deployment strategy: designing your ArcGIS backup plan.  There are many reasons to backup your ArcGIS Enterprise deployment: power loss, machine crash, natural disaster, etc.  Life can sometimes be unpredictable.  And while there are quite a few ways one could possibly go about a backup plan, the WebGIS DR tool is the Esri backup solution.  This blog covers what this ArcGIS Enterprise tool does as well as what to consider when backing up your environment.  Take a look at this blog for more information.

3. Backing Up Your ArcGIS Data Store + Disk Space
As mentioned in the previous blog, disk space is something to consider when evaluating your backup strategy. Depending on your strategy, you may need to be cognizant of the disk space associated with your ArcGIS Data Store.  If running out of space, this Support technical article covers how to change the backup frequency for something that works for your organization.  A second thing to consider is the backup location, which may need to be changed - this is elaborated on further in this related technical article.

 

And now you have some of the deployment strategies to keep up your sleeve!  Please feel free to reach out in the comments below  if there are any outstanding questions. As always, thanks for reading!  Be sure to check out This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro - and stay tuned for more This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Enterprise.  Have yourself a happy holiday season, Enterprise friends!

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