A good business continuity or disaster recovery plan incorporates:
Note that although historically a disaster recovery plan (or DRP) referred to an IT-specific plan, and a business continuity plan (or BCP) referred to the organization's other activities, with the IT-centric nature of the most organization the distinction has ceased to be useful. In the example plans below we will often use the terms interchangeably.
The examples below were generated using PlanBuilder for Business Continuity, a software package that can be used to rapidly create and maintain your business continuity / disaster recovery plan.
Choose the plan which is the closest match to your organization or institution: