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Disaster Recovery Plan Template

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Disaster Recovery Plan Template

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Prepared for:

[Sender.Company]

[Sender.StreetAddress][Sender.City], [Sender.State][Sender.PostalCode]

[Sender.Phone][Sender.Email]

(Company website)

1. Disaster Recovery Plan Goal

The goal of this disaster recovery plan is:

  • To protect [Sender.Company]'s core operations.

  • To ensure that critical business functions continue in the event of a disruption.

  • To limit the economic impact of the disruption.

  • To train employees on disaster emergency procedures.

  • To recover quickly and resume normal operations as soon as possible.

2. Disaster Risk Assessment

Below are the types of disasters that may adversely affect the organization's operations:

Disaster:

Description:

Key Identifiers of Risk:

(state disaster type, e.g., hurricane, tornado, flood, power outage, etc.)

(describe what the disaster would look like)

(state the key identifiers of risk)

(state disaster type, e.g., hurricane, tornado, flood, power outage, etc.)

(describe what the disaster would look like)

(state the key identifiers of risk)

(state disaster type, e.g., hurricane, tornado, flood, power outage, etc.)

(describe what the disaster would look like)

(state the key identifiers of risk)

3. Disaster Recovery Team

List the disaster recovery team for the specific disaster that the company is facing.

Name

Disaster Type

Role

Responsibilities

Phone

Email

4. Emergency Response Procedure

4.1 Identify the (state the role that belongs to the plan coordinator, e.g., Plan Coordinator, Disaster Coordinator, etc.).

The first person who should be notified in the event of a disaster is the (name the first point of contact's role, e.g., plan coordinator).

If the (name the first point of contact's role) is located, the (name the first point of contact's role) will further be referred to as the (name the role of the plan coordinator).

If the (name the first point of contact's role) is unavailable, the next person to be notified should be the (name the second point of contact's role).

If the (name the second point of contact's role) is located, the (name the second point of contact's role) will further be referred to as the (name the role of the plan coordinator).

If the (name the second point of contact's role) is unavailable, the next person to be notified should be the (name the third point of contact's role).

If the (name the third point of contact's role) is located, the (name the third point of contact's role) will further be referred to as the (name the role of the plan coordinator).

4.2 Deploy disaster recovery team

The (name the role of the plan coordinator) will contact the rest of the disaster recovery team and begin assessing the situation to supervise that the disaster recovery plan is being followed. The team will work together to identify any urgent needs that must be addressed and develop a plan of action for responding and recovering from the disaster.

4.3 Communication & documentation

The main communication channel in the event of a disaster is (state the main communication channel).

There are (insert number) other backup channels in case the main communication channel doesn't work: (list the backup communication channel) and (list the backup communication channel).

The team will keep all necessary parties informed of the situation. Those parties include both internal stakeholders and external partners. They will also document all steps taken during the process for future reference.

5. Backup Actions Procedure

5.1 Critical or confidential data backup procedure

All critical and confidential data is backed up in (state the backup system or place).

(State the backup system or place) can be accessed by (describe how to access the backup system or location).

All critical and confidential data must be extracted from (state the backup system or place) and moved to the Backup Site.

5.2 Physical assets backup procedure

All physical assets are backed up in (state the backup system or place).

(State the backup system or place) can be accessed by (describe how to access the backup system or location).

All physical assets must be extracted from (state the backup system or place) and moved to the Backup Site.

5.3 Digital assets backup procedure

All digital assets are backed up in (state the backup system or place).

(State the backup system or place) can be accessed by (describe how to access the backup system or location).

All digital assets must be extracted from the (state the backup system or place).

6. Recovery Actions Procedure

6.1 Evacuation to the backup site

The address to the designated backup site in the event of an emergency is:

(Site.StreetAddress)

(Site.City) (Site.State) (Site.PostalCode)

The disaster recovery team will inform all personnel of the situation and alert them to evacuate to their designated backup site.

The plan (name the role of the plan coordinator) will ensure safe evacuation procedures are followed and coordinate with local authorities if necessary.

6.2 Transportation of personnel

All personnel will be transported to the backup site (state the means of transportation, e.g., company bus, personal vehicles, etc.) and provided with any safety equipment necessary.

6.3 Transportation of assets

To ensure all physical assets are appropriately secured and transported, the (name the role of the plan coordinator) will assign personnel to each asset. They will keep track of each asset as they move them from one location to another.

6.4 Reactivation of systems & data recovery

Once all personnel and physical assets have been safely transported to the backup site, the disaster recovery team will begin restoring operations and services that have been affected by the disaster. The team will work on reactivating systems, recovering data, restoring access to applications, and other necessary steps.

7. Post-Recovery Actions Procedure

Once the recovery has been completed, the disaster recovery team will generate a final report. The report should include the following:

  • Information about the incident.

  • An analysis of the response plan.

  • Any changes that may be needed.

  • Suggestions for future improvements to ensure a successful disaster recovery process.

The final report must be presented to management for review and approval. All personnel involved in the recovery process should provide feedback on the experience so that further improvements can be made to the plan.

Signature
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Signature
MM / DD / YYYY

[Sender.FirstName][Sender.LastName]

[Sender.Title][Sender.Company]

[Employee.FirstName][Employee.LastName]

[Employee.Title][Employee.Company]

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