Chapter 16. Disaster Planning

A disaster recovery plan is like insurance—you're glad you have it, but you hope you never need it. With automobile insurance, you pay a regular fee so that you are covered if you have an accident—in other words, it's an investment. A disaster recovery plan is similar in that you invest in it by designating a disaster recovery site, shipping backup copies of the data off-site, preparing recovery jobs, and practicing the recovery procedures.

The Need for Planning

Disaster recovery planning, also called contingency planning, is the process of preparing your organization's assets and operations in case of a disaster. But what is a disaster? Sungard Recovery Services (1995) provides a ...

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