If you’re serious about data recovery, then you must implement a disaster recovery plan. These plans are your guides when things go south. And, believe me, you don’t want to figure out your disaster recovery plan while you’re going through it! I have compiled a few sample disaster recovery plans for you to look through. These have been gathered from various sources, and I’ll give credit where credit is due.
This first one is from the folks at IBM. It’s a good start to get you thinking through the necessary components of a disaster recovery plan. Remember, testing the plan is very important!
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has made a very thorough “Contingency Planning Guide for Information Technology Systems.”
Here is the University of Arkansas’ disaster recovery plan.
Here is the University of Toronto’s sample disaster recovery plan.
And finally, here is MIT’s disaster recovery / business continuity plan