How to Create a Disaster Recovery Plan

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A disaster recovery plan is a set of documents representing how your organization will withstand events that impact the continuity of business operations. They’re simple documents but surprisingly complex to develop. 

In part, that’s because of the importance these documents carry. They represent continuity in the face of a crisis or worst-case scenario. It’s also because a thorough disaster recovery plan requires a comprehensive quantification of business operations and their continuity objectives. 

In this article, we’ll explore what a disaster recovery plan is and how to develop and implement one. 

What Is a Disaster Recovery Plan?

A disaster recovery plan is a comprehensive, documented strategy that outlines the procedures and processes to follow in the event of a disaster to ensure the continuation of business operations. Its primary goal is to minimize disruption and ensure a swift return to normalcy. There are three primary elements:

Documented procedures and processes A disaster Continuation of business operations

The disaster recovery plan is, first and foremost, a procedure and set of processes. They’re fluid documents designed to provide a mid-level description of continuity of operations, plus detailed desk-level manuals for how to do so. 

They’re designed to be flexible, unlike

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