Disaster Recovery Plan (DR plan)
| 1. A Disaster Recovery Plan or DR Plan is a document that describes how an organization is to deal with potential disasters that will disrupt IT services.
Related Terms: Type of Plans. Related Courses to Attend: IT Disaster Recovery Professional Training and Certification
- Attend: DRP-200: IT DR Planner
- Attend: DRP-300: IT DR Implementer
- Attend: DRP-400: IT DR Manager
- Attend: DRP-5000: IT DR Expert Implementer
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 IT systems supporting critical business functions can continue within planned levels of disruption. For an organisation which relies heavily on IT, the DR Plan is an integral part of its BC Plan.
(Source: Technical Reference 19 - TR19)
3. See: BCM Plan, Recovery Plan.
(Source: Business Continuity Institute - BCI)
4. 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: Disaster Recovery Institute International / Disaster Recovery Journal - DRII/DRJ)