Disaster Recovery Planning


The Disaster Recovery Guide is intended to be a launch pad for those seeking help with the business continuity planning process. It offers information, guidance, tips, and links to a range of resources.

Getting Started
The Plan
Contingency Auditing
Risk Assessment
Why Bother?

True Stories
True Stories
Reciprocal Links
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Getting Started - Useful Documents and Information

Useful documents and information to help you create your disaster recovery plan could include the following:

    Organization chart showing names and positions

    Existing plan (if available)

    Staff emergency contact information

    List of suppliers and contact numbers

    List of emergency services and contact numbers

    Premises addresses and maps

    Existing evacuation procedures and fire regulations

    Health and Safety procedures

    Operations and Administrative procedures

    List of professional advisers and emergency contact information

    Personnel administrative procedures

    Copies of floor plans

    Asset inventories

    Inventories of information assets

    IT inventories

    IT system specification

    Communication system specification

    Copies of maintenance agreements / service level agreements

    Off-site storage procedures

    Relevant industry regulations and guidelines

    Insurance information

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Disaster Recovery Plan Template

Creating a disaster recovery plan is considerably simplified by use of this template and guide.

Business Continuity Plan Generator

The BCP Generator is one of the most widely used support tools in the world.

Disaster Recovery Audit/Review

Using detailed questionnaires and checklists, this MS-Word toolkit will help you review both your contingency practices and recovery arrangements.

Disaster Recovery Toolkit

The DR Toolkit provides a comprehensive health check across the business continuity spectrum.

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