|Disaster Recovery Planning
Auditing Your Disaster Recovery Plan
A closer look at High Tech Crime, and the possibility of it becoming the most likely disaster in the 21st Century. Source: Disaster-Resource.com
Components of a Successful LAN Disaster Recovery Plan
A must read article by Leo A. Wrobel. Source: Disaster-Resource.com
a Disaster Emergency Plan 1-2-3
Any type of a disaster (natural or manmade) can bring business to a halt if you're not
prepared. However, you can take three steps now to make sure
your data center's resources will continue to function during
and after a major disaster. Source: EarthWeb (Dec 21,
Disaster Recovery Planning
A sample recovery outline from the Computer Security Administration at the University of Toronto. A great reference if you need assistance in creating one for your organization.
Getting Started: Disaster Recovery Planning
A great primer on how to formulate a DR plan without destroying your budget. Source: disasterplan.com
Implementing a Disaster Recovery Plan - Before Disaster Strikes
Brief overview and recommendations by Nathan Rector.
Preparing the Disaster-Recovery/Business- Continuation Plan
Tips on how to start on your plan. Source: Disasterplan.com
storage disaster recovery for Windows 2000 networks
If data is saved on remote storage tapes, you're safe, right? Well, maybe not. Brien Posey reminds you can things can go wrong when tapes
are constantly overwritten, and he explains how to avoid and recover from storage disasters. Source: EarthWeb (Sept
Surviving a Computer Systems Disaster: A Business Continuity Planning Primer
For professional who are serious about disaster recovery, this white paper is rich and deep in information. As a single offering, it is the most comprehensive resource on the site.
Win2K Disaster Recovery
Discover how to plan for, prepare for, and test your
data-recovery procedures before you really need them. Source:
Windows & .NET Magazine (Sept 2002)
Sample Disaster Plans, Outlines, and Tutorials
Contingency Planning Outline
A brief outline of a DR plan as an example to convey the typical content of a detailed contingency plan. The format will likely vary for each organization. Components may be combined in lists, matrices or charts. Not all components will apply to all organizations. Source: Kansas
Department of Administration
Disaster Recovery Planning
A sample Disaster project plan outline from the University of Toronto. Source: University of Toronto
Disaster Recovery Planning - Have You FORGOTTEN...??
All the little things that many people forget to put in their DR plans. Source: DisasterRecoveryPlan.com
DRJ Sample Recovery Plan
A free outline, with access to the full plan for subscribers to Disaster Recovery Journal (The subscription is free.) Source: DRJ.com
MIT Business Continuity Plan
This is an external release of the MIT Business Continuity Plan.
For information on the plan or Business Continuity Planning at MIT, call Jerry Isaacson MIT Information Security Office at (617) 253-1440 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nestle USA: Creativity as a Key to Disaster Recovery Planning
A Whitepaper describing the challenges a unique solutions that went into Nestl©'s DR plan. Source: Disaster-Resource.com
Plan Writing Tutorial
Have you been charged with creating or re-working your company's disaster recover plan? This informative article will walk you through all the steps necessary to ensure your plan is strong and successful. Source: DLT.com
UW Madison and UW Wisconsin Sample Library Disaster Recovery Plan
This document outlines recovery plans for the UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee Library systems managed by the Library and Information Retrieval Applications (LIRA) staff. The purpose of this plan is to ensure that critical operations can resume or continue normal processing after a
hardware or software failure.
Other Useful Articles
A Practical Guide to Electricity for Network Administrators
By Candy Prince, Windows NT Systems Magazine, July 1999
Backup Against Disaster
Article by Steve Rigney spells out why a network backup should be an essential element of any solid disaster recovery plan. Covers backup basics, tips, replication, and software review.
Source: PC Magazine (March 24, 1998)
Backups and Disaster Recovery
Great primer that stresses the value of backups, risks, backup methods, devices and media, scheduling, media rotation, what and how to back up your data, and on how to make boot disks. Source: PCGuide.com
Computer Security Incident Handling: Step-by-Step
Weather isn't the only type of Disasters. Hackers can destroy your network as well. Learn how to implement an effective response. Source: SANS.org
Disaster Recovery for Frame Relay Networks
Whitepaper that covers risks, common Frame Relay failures, steps for successful DR planning, recovery options, etc. Source: ADTRAN.com
Efficient Use of Workplace Telephones after Disaster Strikes
A must read article by Judy Bell, a retired Division Operations Manager at Pacific Bell, and President of Disaster Survival Planning. Source: Disaster-Resource.com
A quick primer on Hurricanes by Chris Floyd, the Disaster Services Director of the American Red Cross. Source: Disaster-Resource.com
crash survival tips
Think you're prepared for a major meltdown? Think again. This
checklist helps you cover all the bases. Source: EarthWeb
(May 19, 2000)
SANS Network Security Roadmap
Hacker-proofing, advance planning before they hit you - A Computer Security Roadmap
Written for UNIX Admins, but plenty of useful information for everyone.
Relocating a data center can be enough of a challenge; doing so with minimal business disruption demands good luck and great planning. Some of the most successful moves have been little more than activations of customized versions of the operations' disaster recovery plan. Source: Rothstein.com
Thunderstorms and Lightning: A Preparedness Guide.
A quick primer by Chris Floyd, the Disaster Services Director of the American Red Cross. Source: Disaster-Resource.com
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
Find out what you need to look for when you choose your next UPS--it might just save your network. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (April 2000)
Don't let your hardware go up in smoke.
Learn the marks of a top-notch surge suppressor.
Source: Windows & .NET Magazine
UPS Buyers Guide
By Ramon Loyola, Windows NT Systems, July 1999
When Disaster Strikes...
Come hell or high water, today's business environment demands that your data networks keep running. What's the best solution for disaster recovery. Source: Network Magazine (Jan 2000)
Windows 2000 Server Disaster Recovery Guidelines
Network administrators must develop disaster prevention and recovery procedures for their software and files. This paper details a strategy for that, and lists new or enhanced Windows 2000 file system, data storage, and System State features. As well, this paper introduces the
improved Windows 2000 Backup utility and provides guidelines for recovery of machines running Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. Source: Microsoft.com (March 10, 2000)
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