10 Elements of an Interim IT Disaster Recovery Plan - dummies

10 Elements of an Interim IT Disaster Recovery Plan

By Peter H. Gregory, Philip Jan Rothstein

Part of IT Disaster Recovery Planning For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you don’t have a fully detailed IT disaster recovery plan (DRP) right now, then implement an interim disaster recovery plan (IDRP) as you develop your long-term safety net. Sequester two or three experts for one day to develop an interim disaster-recovery plan that contains:

  • A list of people on the emergency response team

  • Procedures for declaring a disaster

  • Procedures for invoking the DR plan

  • Emergency communications

  • How to carry out basic recovery plans

  • Viable processing center alternatives

  • How to enact preventive measures

  • A documented interim DR plan

  • Wallet-sized emergency contact lists

  • Training methods for emergency response team members