Disaster Recovery


    What is a Disaster Recovery Plan?

    A disaster recovery plan describes an organization's ability to respond to an interruption in services and deals with potential disasters. Just as a disaster is an event that makes the continuation of normal functions impossible, a disaster recovery plan consists of the precautions taken so that the effects of a disaster will be minimized. By implementing a disaster recovery plan, the organization will be able to either maintain or quickly resume mission-critical functions. Disaster recovery planning involves an analysis of business processes and continuity needs; it may also include a significant focus on disaster prevention.

Key Points:

Use of data redundancy will make data accessible from different location after disaster

A good Disaster Recovery Plan is extremely important to businesses to function after disaster

Loss of data can result in costly downtime


Potential threats are generally classified into four broad categories:


Accidental- loss of power, transportation accident, chemical contamination, ect.

Natural- floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, ect.

Internal- sabotage, theft, employee violence, ect.

Armed conflict- terrorism, civil unrest, ect.




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