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What makes a good Disaster Recovery Plan Template?
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  • Using a Disaster Recovery Plan template takes the
    pain of creating a plan from scratch.
  • The term Disaster Recovery Plan is defined by the
    Disaster Recovery Institute as a written plan
    for recovering one or more information systems at
    an alternate facility in response to a major
    hardware or software failure or destruction of
    facilities
  • Also, the term disaster recovery plan and
    business continuity plan are sometimes used
    interchangeably, but in reality these two terms
    are related to each other but have different
    objectives.
  • A Disaster Recovery Plan should be written to
    enable the recovery of an IT system or systems.

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  • A business continuity plan, or BCP, is a plan
    that its scope includes recovering all critical
    functions of an organization, not only IT systems
    supported functions of an organization.
  • Your Disaster Recovery Plan, or DRP, needs some
    important ingredients to ensure it is effective
    and remains effective overtime.

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  • Its common to use a Disaster Recovery Plan
    template to ensure the common elements, or
    subjects covered, are part of your Disaster
    Recovery Plan, the key elements of a robust DRP
    are
  • System Overview
  • Communication and Control
  • Authority to activate or invoke the DRP
  • Infrastructure recovery
  • Software recovery including database, middleware
  • Data Recovery
  • Network Recovery
  • Application Testing
  • User Testing and Acceptance
  • Plan Maintenance Governance

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  • Recovering IT Systems needs to be conducted very
    carefully. Recovering systems incorrectly or
    recovering data to the wrong point in time has
    the potential to cause major issues and long term
    problems.
  • Disaster Recovery Plans should be written to
    include a comprehensive system and data
    validation phase.
  • During the validation phase, key members of the
    business (normally the business owner of the
    system/s) can validate the recovered systems data
    integrity before the system is made live or
    handed back to the user base. This simple but
    important phase can ensure that corrupt or bad
    data is not utilised or transferred to
    interconnected systems.

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  • Using a Disaster Recovery Plan template is a
    convenient way to ensure that your plan covers
    all the main areas, and reduce the likelihood of
    missing important information or recovery
    instructions.
  • Maintaining your DRP is vitality important.
    Integrating your recovery plan maintenance into
    your business and IT change management processes
    is by far the best way to keep your DRP up to
    date and viable in the event of a catastrophe.
  • However, making and sticking to a schedule to
    make sure your disaster recovery plan is reviewed
    at least annually, and/or in the event of a
    significant business change, will make sure
    keeping inline industry best practices.

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  • Last but not least, the key to every successful
    disaster recovery plan is testing! Test, Test,
    and then test it again!. The only way to prove a
    DRP is effective is to test it. Read about
    different methods of testing your DR Plan here

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