Case Study: Practical, Right-Sized DRP

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Use this example to understand the governance and incident response components of a DRP and to show that your DRP project does not need to be as onerous as imagined.

The case-study client leveraged the following blueprints to create practical, concise, and easy-to-maintain DRP governance and incident response plans:

  • Start with the Create a Right-Sized DRP blueprint to clarify DR requirements to meet business needs, and create a high-level Recovery Workflow (e.g. DR incident response plan).
  • Continue with Document and Maintain Your DRP blueprint to complete your core DRP documentation.

For more information about this case study, please download the DRP Example Overview.

Governance Documents DR Incident Response Plan
(i.e. Recovery Documents)
DRP-GV1 Maturity Scorecard DRP-REF2 Initial Tabletop Planning Results (draft Recovery Workflow): PDF; Visio

DRP-REF1 Data Center Topology Diagram: PDF; Visio

DRP-REC1 Recovery Workflow (building on the Tabletop Planning Results): PDF; Visio
DRP-GV2 Business Impact Analysis Tool DRP-REC2 Notification, Assessment, and Disaster Declaration Procedures
DRP-GV3 Project Roadmap Tool DRP-REC3 Recovery Playbook
DRP-GV4 Teams and Contacts (based on the Reference Workbook in the blueprint)
DRP-GV5 Summary

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Document and Maintain Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Put your DRP on a diet – keep it fit, trim, and ready for action.

Create a Right-Sized Disaster Recovery Plan

Close the gap between your DR capabilities and service continuity requirements.

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