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The Disaster Recovery Handbook, 3rd Edition by Lawrence Webber, Michael Wallace

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ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN

Orchestrating the Recovery

All things are difficult before they are easy.

—THOMAS FULLER

INTRODUCTION

Business continuity addresses continuing a company’s business (the flow of goods and services to the customer) after an adverse event. This event might be the breakdown of a critical machine or the loss of the data center.

Historically, disaster recovery was the term for rebuilding the data center at another site after it had been rendered unusable. This solved the problem of a total data center loss, but the real issue is business processes, of which the automated systems are just one part. Disaster recovery planning is still important for both the data center and the offices. It resides inside a business continuity plan, ...

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