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Toolkit Best Practices: How to Benchmark Your Disaster Recovery Processes

Published: 08 January 2008

ID: G00153543

Analyst(s): John Morency

Summary

Use these best practices to assess the effectiveness of your organization's disaster recovery processes.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Best Practice: Define, document and update RTO/RPO requirements for production applications.
  • Best Practice: Ensure that data center recovery supports Tier-1 and Tier-2 RTO/RPO requirements.
  • Best Practice: Ensure that application recovery management procedures support Tier-1 and Tier-2 RTO/RPO requirements.
  • Best Practice: Ensure that data recovery management procedures support Tier-1 and Tier-2 RTO/RPO requirements.
  • Best Practice: Ensure that workplace recovery procedures support Tier-1 and Tier-2 RTO/RPO requirements.
  • Best Practice: Perform DR plan testing at least twice a year.
  • Best Practice: Define and test the resumption of business operations processes.

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