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.

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Why Plan Development is Essential

If a disaster recovery plan does not already exist, it will be necessary to initiate the preparation of the first version of such a plan. In order to initiate a planning project for the first time, the Board and/or top level management would normally receive a proposal.

Projects as important as DRP development should be approved at the highest level to ensure that the required level of commitment, resources and management attention are applied to the process.

The proposal should present the reasons for undertaking the project, and could include some or all of the following:

    Increased dependency by the business over recent years on computerised production and sales delivery mechanisms, thereby creating increased risk of loss of normal services

    Increased dependency by the business over recent years on computerised information systems

    Increased recognition of the impact that a serious incident could have on the business

    Need to establish a formal process to be followed when a disaster occurs

    An intention to lower costs or losses arising from serious incidents

    Increased likelihood of inadequate IT and information security safeguards

    Need to develop effective back up and recovery strategies to mitigate the impact of disruptive events

    Avoidance of business failure from disruptive incidents.


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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

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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

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