When Disaster Strikes
When disaster strikes on your business, whether it be from natural disaster or cyber crime, it can be extremely stressful and confusing on the next steps to take. In this blog post we will discuss the 6 steps for recovery in the event of a disaster.
Steps to Take After Disaster Strikes
Disaster can strike at anytime, and if you do not have a disaster and recovery plan in place, the after math can be detrimental to your business. To learn more about creating the right disaster recovery plan for your business checkout our free on-demand webinar where we discuss with Datto, the industry leader in Business Continuity the importance of a disaster recovery plan and how to implement one for your business.
Disasters can strike in many different forms ranging from natural disaster to cyber attacks, such as ransomeware. However, when you have a solid foundation and plan in place, recovery steps can be fluid and less painful.
6 Step Recovery Process After Disaster Strikes
Step 1: Assess the problem and its impact on your business
Take a step back and look at the overall problem and how how it has truly effected your business. Every disaster is different. Before doing anything, understand the underlying issue and how it may affect you. Have major systems been affected? Are items salvageable? No matter what your circumstances, it is important to not skip this step and truly understand the total affects of the disaster on your overall business.
Step 2: Establish recovery goals
Now that you understand the affects of the disaster on your business, it is important to establish the recovery goals next. Recovery is what makes a BDR solution different from a simple backup product. Plan out your road to recovery.
Step 3: Select Appropriate Recovery Types
- Local virtualization
- File restore
- Off-site virtualization
Step 4: Verify the recovery and confirm functionality with users
Once a recovery is verified it is time to confirm that it interacts positively with users. Test network connectivity and ensure all users can access resources and applications.
Step 5: Restore the original system(s), if needed
If you are ready to put together a custom disaster recovery plan for your business and need help getting started, contact us today!
We can help evaluate your disaster recovery plan, establish goals, and put in place a business continuity plan that gives you peace of mind!