A disaster recovery plan (DRP) - sometimes referred to as a business continuity plan (BCP)
- describes how an organization
has to deal with potential disasters. Just as a disaster is an event that makes the continuation of normal functions impossible, a disaster recovery plan consists of the precautions taken so that the effects of a disaster will be minimized and the organization will be able to either maintain or quickly resume mission-critical functions.
Typically, disaster recovery planning involves an
analysis of business processes and continuity needs; it
may also include a significant focus on disaster