Download this Disaster Recovery Plan template to describe the IT framework and procedures to be activated in the event of a disaster occurring.
This DR Plan includes a 32 page MS Word template and 12 Excel spreadsheets as well as Business Impact Analysis, Damage Assessment Report and Test Report templates. It describes the IT framework and procedures to be activated in the event of a disaster occurring.
Use this Disaster Recovery Plan to achieve the following:
- Minimize interruptions to normal operations and limit the extent of disruption and damage
- Establish alternative means of operation in advance and minimize the economic impact of the interruption
- Train personnel with emergency procedures and provide for restoration of services
Disaster Recovery Template: Blue Theme Screenshots
This Disaster Recovery Plan will help you establish procedures to recover systems following a disruption. This template allows you to:
- Define Notification & Activation phases to detect and assess damage
- Identify the activities, resources, and procedures needed during interruptions to normal operations.
- Assign responsibilities to authorized personnel
- Ensure coordination with staff who participate in the Disaster Recovery Planning.
Disaster Recovery Template: Red Theme Screenshots
The red theme of the MS Word template has the exact same content as the blue theme. You can change the color scheme by updating the styles.
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Chapter 1, Introduction
Chapter 2, Operations Profile
Chapter 3, Applications Profiles
DR Tasks – Objectives, Pre-conditions, Action Steps
Chapter 9, Return to Normal Operations
Disaster Recovery Plan: Free MS Word Templates
Business Impact Analysis
Damage Assessment Report – MS Word template
Disaster Recovery: 12 Free Excel Templates
Disaster Recovery Matrix spreadsheet
Hardware inventory excel spreadsheet with Count of Results chart
Hardware Inventory spreadsheet
Inspection Report spreadsheets
System Profiles spreadsheet with Critical column for sorting low, medium and high runs
Recovery Tasks spreadsheet
Risk Assessment spreadsheet with Low, Medium, High categories
Disaster Recovery Plan: Table of Contents
1.5 Pre-Arranged Disaster Recovery Site
1.6 Alternative Back-Up Sites
1.7 Disaster Recovery Policy
1.8 Business Impact Analysis
2 Operations Profile
2.1 System Description
2.2 Governance and Accountability
2.3 Roles & Responsibilities
3 Application profiles
3.1 Priority Systems
3.2 System Profiles
4 Inventory profile
4.1 Inventory Items
4.2 Misc Inventory Items
5 Notification & Activation Procedures
5.1 Criteria for activating the Disaster Recovery plan
5.1.1 Stage 1: Decision to Invoke Disaster Recovery Plan
5.1.2 Stage 2: Invoke Disaster Recovery Site
5.1.3 Stage 3: Contacting Third Party Recovery Team
5.1.4 Stage 4: Contacting the Operations Managers
5.1.5 Stage 5: Operations Team
5.1.6 Stage 6: Human Resources Manager
5.1.7 Stage 7: Remote Users
5.1.8 Stage 8: Communications Plan
5.1.9 Stage 9: Moving to the Site
5.1.10 Stage 10: On Site
5.2 Damage Assessment Procedure
5.3 Response Checklist
5.4 Follow-Up Checklist
6 Recovery Procedures
6.1 Disaster Recovery Task #1
6.2 Disaster Recovery Task #2
7 Testing & Maintenance Procedures
7.1 Testing Approaches
7.2 Testing Tasks
8 Alternative Site Requirements
8.1 Office space
8.1.1 Work space
8.1.2 Meeting space
8.1.3 Storage space
8.2 Office equipment
8.2.4 Mail, courier, and messenger services
8.2.5 Stationery, photocopying, and other facilities
8.3 Computer equipment
8.3.1 Personal Computers
8.4 Non-Recovery Departments and Personnel
9 Return to Normal Operations
9.1 Original Site Restoration
9.2 Concurrent processing
9.3 Plan deactivation
10 Communications Plan
10.1 Communications Schedule
10.2 Message to Employees
10.3 Message to Clients
Disaster Recovery Template: Contents & Format
The templates are in Microsoft Word and Excel and can be downloaded online for only $9.95.
The template pack includes the following documents:
|2 x Disaster Recovery Plan templates||32 page template|
|Business Impact Analysis||2 page template|
|Damage Assessment Report||1 page template|
|Test Report||1 page template|
|Communications Schedule||1 x worksheet|
|Desktop Inventory||1 x worksheet|
|Diasaster Recovery Matrix||1 x worksheet|
|Hardware Inventory||1 x worksheet|
|Inspection Report||1 x worksheet|
|Inventory Profile||1 x worksheet|
|Recovery Point Objective Matrix||1 x worksheet|
|Recovery Tasks||1 x worksheet|
|Recovery Tests||1 x worksheet|
|Responsibility Assignment Matrix||1 x worksheet|
|Risk Assessment||1 x worksheet|
|System Profile||1 x worksheet|
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