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Database Recovery Plan Template for HIPAA Contingency Planning

Purpose

This Recovery Plan documents the strategies, personnel, procedures and resources necessary to recover the Database following any type of short or long term disruption.  The following objectives have been established for this plan:

  • Maximize the value of contingency planning by establishing recovery plans that consist of the following phases:
    1. Notification / Activation:  To activate the plan and notify vendors, customers, employees, etc of the recovery activities
    2. Recovery Phase:  To recovery and resume temporary IT operations on alternate hardware (equipment) and possibly at an alternate location
    3. Restoration Phase:  To restore IT systems processing capabilities to normal operations at the primary location or the new location
  • Define the activities, procedures, and essential resources required to perform processing requirements during prolonged periods of disruption to normal operations.
  • Allocate responsibilities to designated personnel and provide guidance for recovering during prolong periods of interruption to normal operations.
  • Make certain coordination with other staff is conducted.
  • Ensure coordination with external contacts, like vendors, suppliers, etc. who will participate in the recovery process.

Table of Contents for Database Recovery Plan Template

CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

PLAN MAINTENANCE

PLAN EXERCISE

PLAN LOCATION

PLAN DISTRIBUTION

PLAN INTRODUCTION

Purpose
Applicability
Scope
Assumptions
Use of This Plan

DATABASE PROFILE

Database Specifications
Server Requirements

PLAN ACTIVATION PROCEDURES

Plan Activation Team

TEAM MEMBERS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Activate Team Members
Travel to Alternate Location

RECOVERY PROCEDURES

Restore Database Services

RESTORATION PROCEDURES 

Original or New Site Restoration
Concurrent Processing
Plan Deactivation

APPENDIX

Appendix A:  Employee Contact List
Appendix B:  Vendor Contact List

 

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