Chapter 22. Disaster Recovery and Data Integrity

A disaster is a catastrophic event that causes a massive outage affecting an entire building or site. A disaster can be anything from a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, to the more common problem of stray backhoes cutting your cables by accident. A disaster is anything that has a significant impact on your company’s ability to do business.

A disaster-recovery (DR) plan lists which disasters could hit the company and includes a plan for responding to those disasters. Disaster-recovery planning includes implementing ways to mitigate potential disasters and making preparations to enable quick restoration of key services. The plan identifies what those key services are and specifies how quickly ...

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