6 Disaster Recovery Mistakes to Avoid – Part 1

Having a disaster recovery plan is a non-negotiable for any company today and while every disaster recovery plan is as unique as the business it protects there are some elements that, if overlooked, could cause even the best laid plans to fail.

In this two-part post we will look at six disaster recovery mistakes you should avoid.

Depending on people to manually back up files

If you are depending on your staff to find the time or remember to back up your files every day in the middle of everything they have to do you are setting yourself up for a disaster. Automate the backup of your files to ensure that everything is safely stored in your recovery facilities.

Consider the following to ensure you have the protection you need:

Planning: Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) – RPO is the maximum period tolerable in which data could be lost. RTO is the target time for resumption of IT activities after disaster occurs. These are two of the most important considerations for your disaster recovery plans.

Assuming a key person will be able to respond

It is essential to ensure that more than one person has access to codes, passwords and recovery protocols to ensure that if anything goes wrong the matter can be handled as quickly as possible. Placing this kind of responsibility on the shoulders of one person is not practical because speed is everything when it comes to getting your company back on line.

Not testing the plan

Having a plan is great but do you know if it actually works? It is essential to test your plan before you have an actual disaster. During the testing phase you will be able to pick up on anything you may have overlooked which could save you in the long run.

Lookout for part 2 of our post where we look at three more disaster recovery mistakes to avoid.

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