CHAPTER TWENTY Disaster Recovery

… I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

CHAPTER TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Defining the Scope 516
2. Create a Disaster Recovery Plan 520
3. A Word About Business Continuity 530
4. The Hidden Benefits of Good Disaster Recovery Planning 531
5. Additional Resources 532

It’s no secret that the daily routine of everyday life is highly dependent on information technology. And incidents like September 11, 2001, hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the blackout of the Northeast in August, 2003, and many other crises serve as regular reminders that we have to be prepared for the worst. This is where disaster recovery comes in.

Disaster recovery is like buying insurance; ...

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