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Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)

Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) is a series of steps an enterprise will take to resume normal business operations following a disaster that disrupts business operations. A DRP is similar to a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) except that a DRP is specially concerned with the steps taken after the disaster has struck, and with post-disaster kinds of recovery.

Once a business has responded to a disaster by executing on previous plans for carrying on business functions, through a BCP, an DRP takes hold. It works to recover normal business operations that were lost or need to be reassessed such as data from vaults, employee returns to a normal worksite, and other non-emergency, non-contingency features of the business that were present before the disaster and its disruption.

Example:

“A thorough DRP includes steps for recovering and assembling an enterprise’s assets that might be shuttered in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. It includes plans for bringing the enterprise and all its resources back into the normal state that existed prior to the disruption.”

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