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The library is a powerful resource available to the Enterprise IT and business professional. Here you will find sample Disaster Recovery Plans, Business Continuity Plans and other information directly related to your DR/BC efforts.

Several links are provided that will direct you to information that will assist you with your Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning tasks and help you expand your knowledge on a wide variety of technology topics. The documents listed on this page have been nominated by NASRP members as providing important information on topics of interest to the Enterprise Systems and Recovery Professional.

Sample Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans

Here you will find sample Disaster Recovery Plans DRP along with information that will help you with the Disaster Recovery planning process as well as information to assist you with the Business Continuity Planning BCP process.

  • Adams State College IT Disaster Recovery Plan
    This Plan summarizes the results of a comprehensive risk analysis conducted for all IT services; it provides general steps that will be taken in event of a disaster to restore IT functions; and it provides recommendations for “hardening” of the IT infrastructure.
  • Business Continuity - Planning for Disaster
    San Luis Obispo Fire Department
    High level information put together by the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department with the help of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce and SESLOC Federal Credit Union. Contains a strong section on emergency self-preparedness along with a Sample Business Continuity and Disaster Preparedness Plan based on
  • Contingency Planning Guide for Information Technology Systems
    NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology
    NIST Special Publication 800-34, Contingency Planning Guide for Information Technology (IT) Systems provides instructions, recommendations, and considerations for government IT contingency planning. Contingency planning refers to interim measures to recover IT services following an emergency or system disruption. Interim measures may include the relocation of IT systems and operations to an alternate site, the recovery of IT functions using alternate equipment, or the performance of IT functions using manual methods.
  • Sample Business Continuity and Disaster Preparedness Plan
    Department of Homeland Security
    This is a sample Emergency Plan from Sample Business Continuity and Disaster Preparedness Plan, Emergency Planning, Stay in business, crisis manager, critical operations.
  • Sample Disaster Recovery Plan for SMBs
    This is a sample Disaster Recovery plan (DRP) for SMBs. Serving more as a template rather than a completed document, it strives to assist you with your Disaster Recovery Planning Process by guiding you through several of the data collection, documentation and process steps necessary to develop a compressive DR plan. DRP This document is available in both MS Word and PDF formats.
  • Business Continuity Planning (BCP) - Sample Plan For Nonprofit Organizations
  • This plan was specifically designed to guide [company name] through a recovery effort of specifically identified organization functions. At the onset of an emergency condition, [company name] employees and resources will respond quickly to any condition, which could impact [company name’s] ability to perform its critical organization functions. The procedures contained within have been designed to provide clear, concise and essential directions to recover from varying degrees of organization interruptions and disasters. Recovery Objectives
  • Sample Plans, Outlines and other Plan writing resources
  • Ed Pearce
    Excellent Sample Plans including a BRP Development Guide, Recovery Team and Plan Development Checklist disaster recovery plans, disaster recovery planning, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, business continuity plans
  • University of Arkansas Computing Services Disaster Recovery Plan
    This document is the disaster recovery plan for the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Department of Computing Services. The information present in this plan guides University management and technical staff in the recovery of computing and network facilities operated by Computing Services in the event that a disaster destroys all or part of the facilities.


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