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disaster recovery plan - DRP

Short for disaster recovery plan, DRP is a plan for business continuity in the event of a disaster that destroys part or all of a business's resources, including IT equipment, data records and the physical space of an organization.

Stages of a Disaster Recovery Plan

The goal of a DRP is to resume normal computing capabilities in as little time as possible. A typical DRP has several stages, including the following:

A key to a successful DRP is taking steps to preventing the likelihood of disasters from occurring, such as using a hot site or cold site to back up data archives.

In the last dozen years or so, we've seen a number of major disasters that highlight the importance of a well-thought-out disaster recovery plan (DRP). Learn more about business disaster recovery and how IT professionals handled disaster recovery during Hurricane Sandy, courtesy of Enterprise Storage Forum.







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