Disaster Recovery Plan (DR Plan)

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1. A disaster recovery plan (DR Plan) is a clearly defined and documented plan that describes how an organization is to deal with potential IT disasters.
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Note: A Disaster Recovery Plan (DR Plan) is a document that describes how an Organization is to deal with potential disasters that will disrupt IT services.

Related Term: Disaster Recovery, Disaster Recovery Planning, Disaster Recovery Team, Type of Plans.





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A Manager's Guide to Managing and Implementing Your IT Disaster Recovery Plan (2010)






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2. A clearly defined and documented plan which recovers IT and telecommunications capabilities when a Disaster does occur. Typically it covers key personnel, resources, services and actions required to be carried out to ensure that IT systems for Critical business functions can continue within planned levels of Disruption. For an Organization which relies heavily on IT, the DR Plan is an integral part of its Business Continuity Plan (BC Plan).


(Source: Singapore Standard 540 - SS 540:2008)


3. The document that defines the resources, actions, tasks and data required to manage the business recovery process in the event of a business interruption. The plan is designed to assist in restoring the business process within the stated Disaster recovery goals.


(Source: Malaysia BCM Standard MS1970:2007)