Disaster Recovery Planning

Imagine losing all your data and you have nothing to work with. This happens to business either in partial form or just as a total loss of data. It is easy to assume that the data you are backing up is up-to-date and that you are backing up the right data and in the right format.

Some of the cases I have seen is either the data were not up to date which in this case, the business should be able to recover within a short period of time from the data loss depending on how less critical the data they are missing is.

There was another case where the data backed up could not be used immediately and the time it takes to extracts the date to a usable format could take hours putting the business operation to a halt.

There are cases where the data being backed up got corrupted when the server went through a virus attack, all of the scenario mentioned are minor setbacks that can be overcome over a period of time, not having a backup or not confirming that your backup is actually doing what it is expected to do is the most dangerous of all.

Disaster recovery planning is not just about having data in place and neither is this for every business. DRP involves the planning from data backup to natural disaster recovery and business succession plan in the case of a loss of infrastructure to loss of life, DRP is backed up by a documents that tells you what to do in the case of any of this occurrence.

Like I mentioned DRP is not for everyone, but the basic is business continuity which I thing every organization no matter how small should be advantage of this. Please contact us to learn more about other form of DRP like the Cold, Hot and Warm site.