As Wikipedia put it a Disaster Recovery Plan is
a documented process or set of procedures to recover and protect a business IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster. Such a plan, ordinarily documented in written form, specifies procedures an organization is to follow in the event of a disaster.
As Wikipedia put its a Business Continuity Plan is
the process of creating systems of prevention and recovery to deal with potential threats to a company.
THE TWO ARE DIFFERENT!
Disaster Recovery Plans should be oriented towards business recovery following a disaster, and mitigating the negative consequences of a disaster. In contrast, Business Continuity Plans focus on creating a plan of action that focuses on preventing the negative consequences of a disaster from occurring at all.
Business Continuity Plan
You should identify any potential risks and threats facing the company and the likely hood of them happening. Then you should list the likely hood of these effecting the company in what ways e.g. Loss of Sales , Fines and loss of customers
Disaster Recovery Plan
Some questions that should be put forward are
1) Is my Data covered in the event of a Diaster , can I recover?
2) What is my current recovery time in regards to services and 100% Business Availability
The cloud helps business' keep their data offsite usually in well-equipped data centers that are also replicated between different data centers to cover a natural disaster affecting their service. However customers should always operate the 3 level backup model and use methods to be able to make sure they can export and backup their cloud data.
Here's a link to a predefined template which can be filled out and actioned by a company and their IT Provider
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