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Disaster Recovery Planning Preparing for the Unthinkable

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ISBN-10: 0130462829

ISBN-13: 9780130462824

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Jon William Toigo

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Disaster Recovery Planning, Third Edition is a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute, IT professional's guide to planning for disaster recovery without hiring expensive consultants or implementing proprietary methodologies. It has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect new strategies and technologies -- and the lessons of 9/11, as witnessed first-hand by the author, who wrote the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's disaster recovery plan. Jon William Toigo presents step-by-step coverage of disaster recovery techniques that reflect the latest technologies in data storage, networks, server systems, and the Internet. Toigo presents focused, hands-on coverage of the disaster recovery issues that matter most to your organization, including Web, e-commerce, and ERP/supply chain disaster recovery; low-cost steps you can take right now to dramatically reduce your risks; and much more. This edition's extensive new coverage includes new data storage topologies, data re-hosting issues, protecting against ongoing power outages such as those recently faced in California; new mailroom procedures; new physical access controls; and much more.
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Book details

List price: $69.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/27/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Foreword
Foreword
Author's Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What Is Disaster Recovery Planning?
Purpose of This Book
A Working Definition of Disaster
The Time Factor in Disaster Recovery
The Need for Disaster Recovery Planning
The Auditor's View
An Imperfect Legal Mandate
Building Management Consensus for Disaster Recovery Planning
Who Should Write the Plan?
A Straightforward, Project-Oriented Approach
A Note on Methodology
Endnotes
Analyzing the Risk
The Purpose of Risk Analysis
Identifying and Prioritizing Assets and Functions
Collecting Input from End Users
A Criticality Spectrum
Collecting Data on Outage Costs
Identifying Threats to Assets and Functions
The Problem with Probability
A Few Compelling Statistics
Developing Plan Objectives
Endnotes
Facility Protection
Water Detection
Fire Suppression
Contamination Reduction
Precombustion Detection
Power Failure
Physical Access Control
Endnotes
Data Recovery Planning
The Primacy of Data
Planning for Data Recovery
Identifying the Information Asset
Classifying Criticality: Inputs and Outputs
Setting a Policy on Data Asset
Identification, Classification, and Backup
Policy-based Management of Electronic Data via Software
Storage Consolidation
Tape Backup
Designing a storage Recovery Plan
Electronic Vaulting
Remote Mirroring
Mirroring Not a Panacea
Options for Records Storage
Selecting an Off-site Storage Vendor
Cost-Justify Off-site Storage
Implementing the Data Recovery Plan
Final Observations About Data Recovery Planning
Endnotes
Perspective: EMC
Perspective: Legato
Perspective: Iron Mountain
Perspective: Network Appliance
Perspective: Quantum
Perspective: Storability
Perspective: Storagetek
Perspective: Tek-Tools
Strategies for Centralized System Recovery
Developing Centralized System Backup Strategies
Cautions and Caveats
Mainframe Backup Strategies
Which Strategy Is Preferred?
Selecting a Hot Site
The Bottom Line on Centralized System Recovery
Endnotes
Perspective: HP BRS
Perspective: Sungard Availability Service
Strategies for Decentralized System Recovery
Distributed Client/Server Computing: The Achilles Heel of Disaster Recovery Planning
A Brief Overview of Distributed Computing
Contemporary Client/Server Applications
Preventive Measures
Proactive Measures
Planning for Recovery
Endnotes
Strategies for End User Recovery
Developing an End User Recovery Strategy
Options for End User Recovery
Emerging Technology: Harnessing Remote Access Capabilities
Types of Remote Access
Considerations Regarding the Use of Remote Access for End User Recovery
Other Issues in End User Recovery
Final Thoughts on End User Recovery Strategies
Endnotes
Strategies for Networking Backup
What Is Involved in Formulating a Network Recovery Strategy?
Analyzing Networks: A Layered Approach
Preliminary Activities in Network Recovery Planning
Formulating Strategies for Internal Network Recovery
Backup Strategies for the Local Loop and Wide Area Network Services
Planning for the Restoral of Wide Area Voice and Data Network Links Following a User or Systems Relocation
Endnotes
Perspective: CNT
Perspective: Sitesafe
Perspective: Zerowait
Emergency Decision Making
Designating Teams
Common Evacuation Project Functions and Teams
Common Recovery Project Functions and Teams
Relocation and Reentry Project Functions
Staffing Teams
Developing a Notification Directory
Creating the Emergency Management Flowchart
Emergency Response
Situation Assessment
Emergency Operations Center Activation
The Recovery Phase
The Relocation/Reentry Phase
Final Thoughts on Emergency Management Decision Making
Endnotes
The Recovery Management Improvement
Researching Literature
Interviews and Tours
Professional DR Organizations
Professional Associations
The "Friction" of Disaster
Endnotes
Plan Maintenance and Testing
Team Education
Plan Maintenance
Change Management
Managing the Results
Endnotes
Conclusion
Preparing for the Unthinkable: Control the Damage
Endnotes
Glossary
Index