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What are the main reasons a disaster recovery plan would fail?

Harvey Betan explains that disaster recovery plans should not fail if constructed and executed properly in this ask the expert response.

What are the main reasons a disaster recovery plan would fail?
A disaster recovery (DR) plan should not fail at all. If one goes through the process with the detail necessary, there should be no possibility of failure. However, if some issues are overlooked, they can cause difficulties. These issues are a bad backup media, improper selection of disaster recovery sites, backups taken at the wrong interval to support the business process, inaccurate estimate of how long to arrive at the recovery site, inaccurate estimate for time to set up the recovery site, and so on.

These issues can be minimized or eliminated with serious thought and consideration during the planning process....

Furthermore, if DR plans are demonstrated when and how to be used, there also should not be any failure. And to make the DR plan even more secure, it should not stand alone in the disaster recovery process. It should be integrated within the business continuity (BC) management plan along with the business impact analysis (BIA) and risk assessment.

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