These benchmarks will then help to determine how many backups, synch points, and offsite data centers are required to adequately prepare for any man-made or natural disaster.
The DRP must:
- Guarantee the reliability of backup data and backup systems
- Provide a sense of security and standard for testing the plan
- Minimize decision-making during a disaster
- Reduce costly legal liabilities
The specifics of each DRP are custom-tailored to each client. However, the components generally involve identifying and classifying preventive measures, detective measures, and corrective measures to establish known and hidden risks. Two Point prepares the plan by:
- Obtaining buy in from top management
- Performing a risk assessment
- Determining recovery strategies
- Collecting data
- Organizing, writing, and documenting a written plan
- Testing and approving the plan
It’s important for customers to review their DRP on an annual basis and revisit or revise the plan during corporate acquisitions and new system launches.