17. 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.

Invest in a disaster recovery plan.

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 good ...

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