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Difference between DR and BCP

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Hi,

I'd a discussion in work today on the difference between DR and BCP

My manager said they are the same.

I said they were different saying BCP was HW failure (on the primary site e.g. the server fails) and DR was failure of the primary site (e.g. a fire, flood or power-cut rendered the site useless)

Are either of us right?
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I've been at places where the two were used interchangeably, but in my mind Business Continuity is at a higher level than DR, so the DR plan would be one part of a BC plan which might also include things like phone outages or other supporting infrastructure that isn't typically maintained by your company.

But end of the day it doesn't matter, as long as there is some kind of plan in place :)
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They are both almost the same, if you don't try to look at DR from the it point of view, but from the business point of view, otherwise DR can be too narrow.

I hope this helps !
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