What Is a Disaster Recovery Plan?

A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a plan to restore a critical business process or system to operation after a disaster. The DRP can be used to respond to a wide range of disasters, which include weather events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods; natural events, such as earthquakes; and fires from any source.

The DRP can also be used to rebuild systems after hardware or software failures. If a critical system crashes, operations stop. Although this isn’t as big a disaster as an earthquake, it is a disaster for this system.


Business continuity plans (BCPs) are developed for the overall business. ...

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