Appendix 5. Disaster Recovery Glossary

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Notification that a potential disaster situation is imminent, exists or has occurred; usually includes a directive for personnel to stand by for possible activation.

Alternate site:

An alternate operating location to be used by business functions when the primary facilities are inaccessible. (1) Another location, computer centre or work area designated for recovery. (2) Location, other than the main facility, that can be used to ...

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