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Disaster Recovery Plan
Disaster Recovery Plan is a plan designed to recover all the vital business processes
during a disaster with in a limited amount of time. This plan has all the procedures required to
handle the emergency situations. A disaster recovery process should have provable recovery
capability, and hence it provides the most efficient method to be adopted immediately after a
disaster occurs. Mostly the DRP has technology oriented methodologies and concentrates on
getting the systems up as soon as possible, within a reasonable amount of time (RTO and RPO).
RTO and RPO are the recovery time objective and recovery point objective, which are the targets
of DRP. “The most fruitful disaster recovery strategy is the one that would never be executed;
thus, avoiding the risk is an imperative aspect of the tragedy salvage process” (Martin, 1).
The key elements of a disaster recovery plan include the plan overview. This provides the
plan that would be used to react to the disaster that severely cripples or destroys the computer
systems of the institution run by the IT office. This component also offers information regarding
the intent of the plan as restoring the tasks the soonest possible with the recent as well as most
current records available (Wold, 16). Here again, any necessary changes on the personnel,
hardware, software, or any item documented on the plan are brought to the plan manager’s
The second element is the plan objectives. This element states the overall objectives of
the plan as to protect the school’s employees and computing resources, safeguard the crucial
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