Creating a comprehensive disaster recovery plan for servers

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We need to create a disaster recovery plan for each of our servers. They are all the same machine type and we have images of each. How can we create a comprehensive disaster recovery plan? What needs to go into it?

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Just go through the list of your Critical business functions and decide what is crucial for you business to operate and how you would recover if that thing were to be destroyed. Like for example you have a AD server that also does exchange and you need email and login information at all times. You would state in a disaster recovery that you would use your backup solution and a new machine to roll over the back up and have that server up and running in X amount of time. Or if it has to be up 100% of the time maybe state how you have a off-site replication solution. It basically needs to be a outline of what would you do in case of a certain disaster like a fire, tornado, theft, or just fails to function. You can pull up templates or examples to see how they are laid out but generally you just state how you would recover your network infrastructure in case of each disaster scenario. Also included in the recovery you can include preventative measures and detective measures like installing UPS and generators to prevent your machines from ever shutting down. Or having a hard disk monitor running to alert you before your hard disk dies. It is basically a plan on what to do to prevent a disaster from affecting your business.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Building a Comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan provides thorough advice and numerous tools that will help your company prepare for any eventuality. It includes : 1. Detailed tasks and action steps for each phase of disaster recovery planning 2. Comprehensive operational, risk, and business impact analysis steps 3. Learning guides that bring you up-to-speed on the latest disaster recovery planning issues 4. Good presentations, memo templates, and meeting agendas for getting workforce and decision makers involved 5. Audit ur current vulnerabilities 6. Mitigate ur company's risks, plan for recovery, and prioritize the systems that need to be restored 7. Learn what actions to complete now, before disaster happens 8. Create recovery teams and test plans, making sure everyone knows their role in a crisis period 9. Develop an open, inclusive process for disaster recovery planning Hope it may help u !
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