Develop a Training Plan to Help Recover, Restore Data When Disaster Strikes

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After a major disruptive event, it's crucial to be able to quickly recover, restore and backup items like files, programs, email and data so down-time is minimized and work can resume as soon as possible. Getting things back on track quickly is the main purpose behind the business continuity/disaster recovery field.


The Computer Guy uploaded a Disaster Recovery Training Outline that helps you manage your recovery to-do items according to priority, keeping your recovery process more organized and comprehensive. The outline is useful for creating a training framework from which you can make sure your IT team backs up and restores all essential documents and programs. It includes important steps in the process such as:

  • Identifying and describing when to use full, differential and incremental backups
  • Identifying and describing a tape rotation scheme and backup guidelines
  • Installing and setting options for backup software
  • Setting up email notifications
  • Backing up across a network using Microsoft Backup


With a good recovery plan in place, and with adequate training for your staff, you can ensure that business-critical IT infrastructure items are prioritized and addressed appropriately so you can push through and get back to normal when disaster strikes, whether from the elements, technological failures or human error. Don't get caught without a plan-or trained staff to implement it.


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