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What is Your Disaster Recovery Plan?
June 15, 2020

What is Your Disaster Recovery Plan?

Disasters come in a variety of shapes and sizes. What’s important is that you have a plan in place prior to them occurring. 46% of users experience data loss every year! This is especially important if you are a small business. 60% of small businesses go out of business within 6 months of a data breach or cyber-attack. Make sure your disaster recovery plan is in place, so you are not one of them.


What is a Disaster Recovery Plan?

It’s exactly what it sounds like, it’s a documented structured approach that your business will take in the event of a disaster. This could be a natural disaster like a fire, a malware infection or just an accidental deletion of files. It is necessary for every business, big or small, to make sure they are prepared for the worst. 

steps to build your disaster recover plan

Before A Disaster Ever Happens:

You should evaluate whether you have a disaster recovery solution in place that you trust. Have a backup solution in place that you have tested recently. You should know how long it takes to recover from the current backup solution that you have in place. A realistic timeline of how long you can be down and what that will financially cost your business. Finally, where your offsite copy of your backup is located.


Steps Your Disaster Recovery Plan Should Include:

  1. Assess the problem and its impact on your business.
  2. Establish recovery goals.
  3. Select the recovery types.
  4. Verify the recovery and confirm functionality.
  5. Restore original systems, if needed.
  6. Self-assess afterwards.


How Sierra Can Help

At Sierra Experts we can help protect all of your most important data. We offer a variety of backup and recovery solutions including hybrid solutions, cloud backup, our offsite Sierra Data Centers, hardware repairs and software solutions. More importantly our 24/7 expert support means we are here to help every step of the way, from setup and configuration to monitoring and management. Give us a call at 844.750.4170 or send us an email at Sales@SierraExperts.com to see how we can ensure your plan is in place and help give you piece of mind.