Frequently Asked Questions
What is Disaster Recovery Planning?
Disaster Recovery (DR) planning is the process, policies and procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure critical to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster.
What is a Disaster Recovery Plan?
A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a documented process or set of procedures to recover and protect a business IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster.It is a comprehensive statement of consistent actions to be taken before, during and after a disaster.
Why is Disaster Recovery Planning Important?
DR planning is important because it helps a business to anticipate, address and mitigate the effects of disruption to business systems. Whether a disruption is due to a natural disaster, power outage, or even "human error", DR ensures that a business plans accordingly to restore an acceptable level of operations within an acceptable period of time. DR planning forces business to adopt policies, processes, and technology that will enable it to recover from a disaster in aprompt and organized fashion.
What is the Most Important Concept in Disaster Recovery?
The most important concept in Disaster Recovery is the ability to recover critical business services and data information within the IT infrastructure.
Should Backups be done? If so, How Often?
Yes! Backups should be done.
A daily routine is advised, although this is dependent on the type of business, volume of data and the type of backup.
What is a Business Continuity Plan?
The business continuity plan is the plan, agreed to in advance by key management and participating personnel that will be followed to recover from a disaster. The plan forms the heart of the effort and its execution is the keystone that determines if the organization will recover with minimal disruptions or not. The plan should be a live document, with periodic changes and reviews to reflect the latest conditions.