Catastrophe.DISASTER RECOVERY:Activities and programs designed to return the entity to an acceptable condition. The ability to respond to an interruption in services by implementing a disaster recovery plan to restore an organization's critical business functions.DISASTER RECOVERY OR BUSINESS CONTINUITY COORDINATOR:A role of the BCM program that coordinates planning and implementation for overall recovery of an organization or unit(s). SIMILAR ROLES: Business Recovery Coordinator, Business Recovery Planner, Disaster Recovery Planner, and Disaster Recovery Administrator.DISASTER RECOVERY INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL (DRI INTERNATIONAL): A not-for-profit organization that offers certification and educational offerings for business continuity professionals.DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN:The management-approved document that defines the resources, actions, tasks and data required to manage the recovery effort. Usually refers to the technology recovery effort. DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING:The technological aspect of business continuity planning. The advance planning and preparation that is necessary to minimize loss and ensure continuity of the critical business functions of an organization in the event of disaster. SIMILAR TERMS: Contingency Planning; Business Resumption Planning; Corporate Contingency Planning; Business Interruption Planning; Disaster Preparedness.DISASTER RECOVERY SOFTWARE:An application program developed to assist an organization in writing a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.DISASTER RECOVERY TEAMS (Business Recovery Teams):A structured group of teams ready to take control of the recovery operations if a disaster should occur.DISK MIRRORING: Disk mirroring is the duplication of data on separate disks in real timeto ensure its continuous availability, currency and accuracy. Disk mirroring can function as adisaster recovery solution by performing the mirroring remotely. True mirroring will enable a zero recovery point objective. Depending on the technologies used, mirroring can be performed synchronously, asynchronously, semi-synchronously, or point-in-time. SIMILAR TERMS: data mirroring, data replication, file shadowing, and journaling.DROP SHIP:A strategy for a)Delivering equipment, supplies, and materials at the time of abusiness continuity event or exercise. b)Providing replacement hardware within a specified time period via prearranged contractual arrangements with an equipment supplier at the time of a business continuity event. SIMILAR TERM: quick ship.National Center for State CourtsGlossaryGlossary Draft 11/20069
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EELECTRONIC VAULTING:Electronically forwarding backup data to an offsite server or storage facility. Vaulting eliminates the need for tape shipment and therefore significantly shortens the time required to move the data offsite. SIMILAR TERMS: vaulting, electronic backup. Associated terms: electronic journaling.
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