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To create a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)


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A Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) is a critical process for any business or organization to ensure, in the event of a failure or disruption to IT infrastructure or other business-critical systems, they can recover quickly. In this blog article, we will look at the important aspects of the Disaster Recovery Plan to ensure your business is prepared in the event of an emergency.

Identification of critical systems and data

The first step in creating a disaster recovery plan is to identify critical systems and data. These are the ones that need to be recovered quickly in the event of a failure or disruption. It is important that you have a clear idea of which systems and data are critical so that you can act quickly and effectively in the event of an emergency. So think about which systems you would block the most in the event of a crash.

Recovery time objectives (also called RTO )

The next important aspect is defining recovery objectives within the disaster recovery plan. Define clear goals for how quickly recovery should occur and which systems and data should be prioritized. This is critical to ensure your business gets back on its feet quickly and minimizes the impact of the outage or disruption.

Backup strategy

Create regular backups to ensure that critical data can be restored in the event of a failure or malfunction. So, every critical system needs an appropriate backup strategy at this point. Depending on the type of data or systems, define what your backup should look like. The importance of the data for your company or legal requirements determine the frequency, redundancy and necessary security of the backups.

Emergency Team

To ensure that everything runs smoothly in an emergency, form an emergency team in advance. This can act immediately in the event of a failure or malfunction and ensure rapid recovery. The emergency team should consist of experienced professionals who are able to communicate effectively and take action. This way, the team can quickly get your company back on track.

Testing the plan

The disaster recovery plan must be tested and updated regularly. This ensures that it will work in the event of an emergency. The company should therefore conduct exercises at defined intervals to ensure that everyone involved is familiar with the plan and can act effectively in an emergency. Preparing for an emergency can prevent panic and uncoordinated action.


Don't forget to carefully document your disaster recovery plan so that everyone in the organization can understand and implement it. The plan should be updated regularly and made available to all employees.

Continuity planning

A good disaster recovery plan should also include continuity of operations measures to ensure that the business can operate during an outage or disruption. Creating a continuity plan is key at this point to ensure that it is able to maintain business operations during an outage or disruption.


Prevention for emergencies pays off, because with proper planning you will save a lot of time and stress in case of an emergency and you will be back on track with all business critical systems as soon as possible. We also have solutions around your disaster recovery strategy and business continuity that make it easy for you to create and execute an optimal disaster recovery plan. Please feel free to contact us.

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