Disaster Recovery Plan Templates

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!

Click here to download the disaster recovery plan template

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has made a very thorough “Contingency Planning Guide for Information Technology Systems.”

Click here to download the contingency planning guide

Here is the University of Arkansas’ disaster recovery plan.

Click here to go see the University of Arkansas’ disaster recovery plan.

Here is the University of Toronto’s sample disaster recovery plan.

Click here to see Toronto’s sample disaster recovery plan

And finally, here is MIT’s disaster recovery / business continuity plan

Click here to see MIT’s business continuity plan