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Creating a Data Disaster Recovery Plan
What is a DR Plan? Is your best solution to: Continuous business services Prompt and smooth recovery Prepare for audits Manage compliance with regulatory requirements Reduce risk
DRP - Expectations Maintains & strengthens client & business partner relationship Help avoid bankruptcy The National Archives & Records Administration reported in 2010 that 90% of enterprises whose data centers were down for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. Save money
DRP - Expectations Helps define business resilience level relative to each critical application Helps you understand your business needs in order to survive unexpected events Whole Again status DRA – DR Avoidance
DR Guidelines A DR Plan must be: Effective Tested regularly Well maintained
Do you need a Disaster recovery/ Business continuity Plan? There is one simple question to ask yourself to determine whether you need a disaster recovery plan: Can my business continue to function without my systems? An unqualified, Yes, my business can continue to function without my systems and the data it accesses is the only answer that indicates that you do not need a disaster recovery plan.
Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan 1.What data is vital to my business? 2.How long can the data be unavailable? 3.How current does the data need to be? 4.What is the cost of a disaster to my company? 5.What is the cost of my disaster recovery plan? 6.Is performance after a disaster a consideration? 7.What type of disaster is possible, or even likely, and how long will it affect my system?
RPO (Recovery Point Objective vs. RTO (Recovery Time Objective) RPO (Recovery Point Objective) refers to the amount of data at risk. It's determined by the amount of time between data protection events and reflects the amount of data that potentially could be lost during a disaster recovery. The metric is an indication of the amount of data at risk of being lost. RTO (Recovery Time Objective) refers to the amount of time it takes to recover from a data loss event and how long it takes to return to service. RTO refers then to the amount of time the system's data is unavailable or inaccessible preventing normal service.
Sample performance improvements with WAN optimization Tier 0--no off-site data Tier 1--physical removal Tier 2--physical removal with hot site Tier 3--electronic vaulting Tier 4--active secondary site Tier 5--two-site, two-phase commit Tier 6--minimal to zero data loss
Testing your DR Plan You know that your recovery plan works. You discover problems, mistakes, and errors, and can resolve them before you have to use the procedures. Your staff are educated in executing tests and managing disaster recovery situations. Your recovery plan becomes a living document. Members of your IT organization recognize the necessity of such a disaster recovery concept, and plan accordingly. Awareness of your disaster recovery strategy is increased.