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What Is A Disaster Recovery Plan?

Disaster Recovery Plan is a name that is although confusing. It is one of the most important assumptions in the operations of the Department of Information Technology (IT).

This is not recovering from a disaster. In fact, quite the opposite. This is to prevent the disasters that can harm your business information.

Your company must continuously plan and manage the recovery process, as any important activity everyday.

This involves upgraded technology and better training for members of the IT department (Internal or Outsourced) to implement the various stages of a recovery plan.

Your business should always be active all the time. In the arena of small and medium businesses, this is even more crucial, since resources are scarce and budgets, and a disaster – whether human or technological – can easily damage your credibility and your pocket.

Below are the basics for good planning for disaster recovery:

Having the skills that will be maintained by plan.

The analysis should cover the effects of data loss and cutting communication with employees, suppliers and customers.

In anticipation, we have examples of possible disasters, ie, fire, floods, invasions etc. .., and you can start prioritizing the most likely causes, risks and associated impacts.

To Plan for Disaster Recovery

Key elements include:  The establishment of a planning group; survey risks and audits; checking the priorities for your local network and applications; preparing an updated inventory and documentation of the plan.

To estimate the tolerance to failures and have a duplication of essential services.

The definition of tolerance network is the ability of the network to recover from any failure, whether related to a disaster, the link problem, some physical component or network services.

Also count with a Support Service Outsourced

Having a support of service providers, readily available, adds considerable weight to your disaster recovery plan, especially Internet, Voice and Data.

For treating several different clients, it is more likely that service provider have spare equipment .

A Backup is not so hard to be done, but it is often forgotten.

Typically, the information from the Operating System (Linux / Windows Server, cloud services), are static and do not need to be copied (backup) as often as your Accounts Payable / Receivable, Customer Master files and messages (Email) and etc.

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