The Ultimate Disaster Recovery Checklist
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Prepare yourself before disaster strikes. When it comes to data backup and disaster recovery (BDR), being prepared for potential disasters is key to keep your business running. It’s not only important to have a disaster recovery solution you trust, but to make sure you test it as well.
Keep this DR checklist on hand.
Prior to a disaster ever occurring (and unfortunately, it’s a matter of when and not if) ask yourself the following:
The disaster moment has occurred—time to walk through the following steps:
1. Assess the problem and its impact on your business
Every disaster is different. Before doing anything, understand the underlying issue and how it may affect you.
2. Establish recovery goals
Recovery is what makes a BDR solution different from a simple backup product. Plan out your road to recovery.
3. Select the appropriate recovery type(s)
To get to your “road to recovery”, the appropriate recovery procedure must be followed. Think about which approach will best get you to your end goal.
4. Verify the recovery and confirm functionality with users
Once a recovery is verified, confirm that it interacts positively with users.
5. Restore the original system(s), if needed
If the original system(s) needs to be restored, decide which restoration process will work best.
6. Self-assess afterwards
After it’s all said and done, take a step back and think about it: How well did your team do? What could you have done differently?
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