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Disaster recovery plan

A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a documented process or set of procedures to recover and protect a business IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster.

Such plan, ordinarily documented in written form, specifies procedures an organization is to follow in the event of a disaster.

It is "a comprehensive statement of consistent actions to be taken before, during and after a disaster."

The disaster could be natural, environmental or human-made.

Human-made disasters could be intentional (for example, an act of a terrorist) or unintentional (that is, accidental, such as the breakage of a human-made dam).

Given organizations' increasing dependency on information technology to run their operations, a disaster recovery plan, sometimes erroneously called a continuity of operations plan (COOP), is increasingly associated with the recovery of information technology data, assets, and facilities.

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