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Grade your customer's disaster preparedness

This scorecard offers some pointers to help you determine your customer's level of disaster preparedness.

To see how your customer's disaster recovery efforts stack up, consider using the following criteria.

A

  • Customer has a redundant, near real time hot backup site between 64 and 200 miles away.
  • Backup site runs daily production operations at least once every month.

    B

  • Backups are done on a redundant storage area network (SAN) array at locations separated by 10 to 63 miles.
  • Recovery has been tested in the last quarter and proved to recover within 24 hours.
  • C

  • Full backups, processes and documented procedures have been recently tested.
  • Backups are done offsite over a communications link on alternate hardware.
  • Tape backups are stored up to 10 miles away.
  • D

  • Systems and applications are backed up, but not tested.No tape backups have been tested in six months.
  • Data backups are sent each night to a nearby location.
  • F

  • No regular data backups performed.
  • No documented recovery procedures in place.
  • No DR tests are run.
  • View the complete version of this tip on SearchSecurity.com.


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