Larry Bolhuis’ article “Disaster Recovery Assumptions that Can Kill You” in the March 2009 issue of System iNEWS echoes many of the sentiments that I have been trying to get across to companies over the years. It is a must read!
He not only shares a nightmare that is very similar to stories I have heard from businesses that I have spoken to over the years, but lays out an excellent list of some of the important factors to consider when planning for potential disasters.
Bolhuis’ list of 10 DR assumptions that can kill you can be a real eye opener to many businesses who believe their data and systems are fully protected and recoverable with their current data backup and recovery solutions.
In his article, Bolhuis states “My philosophy is that if you aren’t going to test it [DR plan], there isn’t much point in wasting time writing it.” I agree with this statement wholeheartedly.