Data Backup Plan Template


Data Backup Plan TemplateThe purpose of the Data Backup Plan is to establish and implement procedures to create and maintain retrievable exact copies of electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) and related technology components that are necessary for recovery activities.  This document will define the following standards for organization backup processing:

  • To provide a standard operating procedure for backup up organizational data
  • To provide a standard for labeling backup media
  • To provide a standard for data retention
  • To provide a standard for offsite storage and retrieval of backup media

The data backup plan allows the organization to meet the availability requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule for protecting the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of ePHI.   

Table of Contents for Data Backup Plan Template





Data Backup Requirements


Backup Processing
Daily Incremental Backups
Weekly Full Backups
Monthly Full Backups
Daily Replication of Data


Scheduling and Backup Media Rotation
Tape Labeling
Retention Cycle
Tape Drive Cleaning
Backup Tape Testing


Data Backup Vendor
Offsite Storage Vendor


Appendix A:  Tape Labeling Log
Appendix B:  Data Backup Schedule
Appendix C:  Backup Job Log
Appendix D:  Tape Cleaning Log

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