I'm a strong believer of not complicating things if they don't have to be. But I do realize that you absolutely have to have some semblance of structure and preparedness in place if you're going to respond appropriately rather than react inappropriately. So, start by prioritizing your critical systems, documenting specifically what needs to be done, and then test your procedures to validate the process. And be sure to take all of these...
steps in your data backup plan before you actually need them, otherwise you might run into some trouble.
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