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do, as the DR plan does not go into detail for the recovery process. The DR Team was able to find the Backup Policies andBIA, however the BIA was not filled out so the DR Team had no instruction on the criticality of the services, nor the impact this disaster was going to have on LPHG.
Strengths of Disaster Response EVALUATIONStrength #1: Strength Details: Analyze and Discuss Strength #1:Backup and Recovery:Throughout the disaster this proved to be one of the greatest strengths of the IT department. The IT Department started the Backup and Recovery process after a few ground rumblings prior to the Disaster. If it wasn’t for the concern of the IT Department, LPHG may be looking at a larger disaster than what they had experienced.Contributing Factors:PlansThe IT Departments plans for backup and recovery assisted in the ability for LPHG not to lose any company data. The retention period of 14 days provides enough time for the backups to be heldin the event of disaster. PoliciesBackup and Recovery Policy clearly defines the steps needed for the backup strategy to work, including the locations of the backupsand their individual retention periods.DocumentsBackup and Recovery Policy clearly defines the steps needed for the backup strategy to work, including the locations of the backupsand their individual retention periods.Positive Consequences:Having access to the backups after the disaster allows for the datato be recovered and no data loss to LPHG.Ways to Improve:Re-evaluating the H drive retention policy of 1 day would improve recovery options if LPHG was not immediately accessible post disaster. Performing monthly test restores to physically validate the backups will put a higher level of confidence in the operation and providing reinforcement that the data can be restored in the event of a disaster. Strength #2: Strength Details: Analyze and Discuss Strength #2:The Resourcefulness of the DR Team:The DR Team went into reactionary mode immediately after the earthquake. Their priority above all was the wellbeing of their co-workers. This is the most important task in a DR plan. Then when faced with challenges of an incomplete DR Plan, they were forced to find other methods to gather contact information for co-workers and they were able to locate additional documents such as the Business Impact Analysis and the Backup and Recovery Policy. Despite the lack of documentation, they were able to determine that the company data was safe.Contributing Factors:
PlansSince this process was only started months ago, the documentation needed for a disaster was not 100% complete. There was however, some information to get the team started and to set up a command center.PoliciesSince this process was only started months ago, the documentation needed for a disaster was not 100% complete.

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