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Damage Assessment
An appraisal of the effects of the disaster or incident on human, physical, economic and operational capabilities.
Data Backup Strategies
Data backup strategies will determine the technologies, media and offsite storage of the backups necessary to meet an organization?s data recovery and restoration objectives.
Data Backups
The copying of production files to media that can be stored both on and/or offsite and can be used to restore corrupted or lost data or to recover entire systems and databases in the event of a disaster.
Data Center Recovery
The component of disaster recovery which deals with the restoration of data center services and computer processing capabilities at an alternate location and the migration back to the production site.
Data Mirroring
The act of copying data from one location to a storage device at another location in or near real time.
Data Protection
Statutory requirements to manage personal data in a manner that does not threaten or disadvantage the person to whom it refers.
Data Recovery
The restoration of computer files from backup media to restore programs and production data to the state that existed at the time of the last safe backup.
Database Replication
The partial or full duplication of data from a source database to one or more destination databases.
A formal announcement by pre-authorized personnel that a disaster or severe outage is predicted or has occurred and that triggers pre-arranged response and mitigating actions.
Declaration Fee
A fee charged by a commercial hot site vendor for a customer invoked disaster declaration
Denial of Access
Loss of access to any asset (premises, hardware, systems) when no physical damage has been done to the asset.
Denial of Physical Access
The inability of an organization to access and/or occupy its normal physical, working environment.
The reliance or interaction, directly or indirectly, of one activity, or process, or component thereof, upon another.
The Technical Practice within the BCM Lifecycle of the BCI Good Practice Guidelines that identifies and selects appropriate strategies to determine how continuity and recovery from disruption will be achieved.
Desk Check
One method of validating a specific component of a plan.