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How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan

Disaster can strike at any moment, and its effects can be devastating to businesses. The Department of Trade and Industry estimates that 70% of businesses that suffer a major data loss go out of business within a year. With such consequences, it’s critical to have a solid disaster recovery plan in place in case the worst should happen. The following will help show you how to make a disaster recovery plan. A good disaster recovery plan can be divided into three parts: Planning, Storage, and Recovery. Each part is equally important, and each one should have a thorough plan of its own. In this article, we’ll go through and help you build a disaster recovery plan to handle any eventuality and be back in business as soon as possible. Planning A solid disaster recovery plan requires everyone involved to know their roles and be ready to execute them at a moment’s notice. At the very least, your business should designate someone to oversee that all preparations are laid out and that all critical data is backed up on a regular basis. Ideally, this person will be someone other than you, since you as the business owner will want to go back and double check their work for redundancy. This is the second key aspect of planning for disaster recovery – always make sure that there are redundant channels and oversight. In case the worst should happen, the channels of communication need to be set up so that everyone knows who to call as a primary, and who to get in touch with in case the primary contact person is...