Being Prepared For Disasters

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March 29, 2012
How To Successfully Create And Implement A Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
By Trevor Boland
There are a couple of key points people, especially system administrators, should know about disasters: They are always unexpected and they typically bring about a huge case of hindsight. While most people reading this will understand the importance of this, I suspect a lot of them also suffer from something called then invincibility complex. In other words, you understand it can happen, but don't think it will ever happen to you. That thought, however, is what leads some companies, notably smaller IT based businesses, to suffer greatly or even close their doors for good. Of course, it's also possible that you understand the importance but just really don't know where to start. Well, I've got good news. You start here!

Before you even begin working on the DRP there are a couple of key components you need. One: You need a DRP committee. Whether this committee is one person in the case of a smaller company or a group of like minded managers, the committee is responsible for designing and implementing the DRP. It should be made up of people from each department to ensure all departments are considered equally as well as share equally in the associated costs.

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