Solved

Difference between DR and BCP

Posted on 2011-02-22
3
630 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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?
0
Comment
Question by:bowemc
3 Comments
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
edster9999 earned 500 total points
ID: 34957152
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:MrNed
ID: 34957166
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 :)
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 34957435
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 !
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Create your own, high-performance VM backup appliance by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication directly onto a Synology NAS!
The Delta outage: 650 cancelled flights, more than 1200 delayed flights, thousands of frustrated customers, tens of millions of dollars in damages – plus untold reputational damage to one of the world’s most trusted airlines. All due to a catastroph…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how they can get their files copied out from their unbootable system without need to use recovery services. As an example non-bootable Windows 2012R2 installation is used which has boot problems.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

26 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now