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Build a Backstop Into Your DR Plans to Ensure Enterprise Survival

Published: 26 October 2015

ID: G00292509

Analyst(s): Carl Claunch


Due to constraints that block a more optimum approach, I&O leaders may adopt DR plans with sites close enough together that common risk scenarios could affect all. Without a protective umbrella plan to address common risks, the enterprise may face its demise if the disaster arises.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Bare-Minimum Backstop: Backup All Essential Business Data to a Distant Safe Location
  • Better Backstop: Back Up All Programs, Data and Procedures for Critical Applications to a Distant Safe Location
  • Best Backstop: Build an Affordable DR Capability, at Drastically Longer RTO/RPO, to Ensure Recovery Will Happen

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