Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
—ARTHUR C. CLARKE
When people think about disaster recovery, they focus on technical recovery plans. Although these plans offer detailed instructions for how to re-create a technical function for a company, they are rarely more than instructions for rebuilding a computer server in IT. A technical recovery plan can be for the recovery of anything vital to the business, including recovery of a single machine in the factory or an office process. Each company needs to determine which of its processes need a technical recovery plan.
This chapter addresses two types of technical recovery plans. The first ...