disaster recovery plan

Definitions

Electronics

  • The plan or procedures employed for recovering from a disaster, such as a fire. The key factors to consider are usually the recovery of data, and the re-establishment of the ability to operate. Such procedures usually include accessing backed-up data, and utilizing key hardware which has been previously earmarked. Also called disaster recovery.
  • The measures taken to minimize the deleterious effects of a possible disaster. These include data backup to a remote site, and making the necessary arrangements for key hardware to be available during such an event. Also called contingency plan.
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