Disaster Planning / Risk Reduction

Definitions

DISASTER:
Any event that creates an inability on an organizations part to provide critical business functions for some predetermined period of time.

DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN:
The document that defines the resources, actions, tasks and data required to manage the business recovery process in the event of a business interruption. The plan is designed to assist in restoring the business process within the stated disaster recovery goals.

DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING:
The technological aspect of business continuity planning. The advance planning and preparations which are necessary to minimize loss and ensure continuity of the critical business functions of an organization in the event of disaster. SIMILAR TERMS: Contingency planning; business resumption planning; corporate contingency planning; business interruption planning; disaster preparedness.

BUSINESS RECOVERY PROCESS:
The common critical path that all companies follow during a recovery effort. There are major nodes along the path which are followed regardless of the organization. The process has seven stages:

  1. Immediate response,
  2. Environmental restoration,
  3. Functional restoration,
  4. Data synchronization,
  5. Immediate response,
  6. Environmental restoration,
  1. Functional restoration,
  2. Data synchronization,
  3. Restore business functions,
  4. Interim site, and
  5. Return home.

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