Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Plan for Local Government Agency

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CASE STUDY-BUSINESS CONTINUITY/DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY 1. Disaster Recovery for City Hall Server #3 a. RTO/RPO for Hardware/Software: The Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is the determined length of time from when a disruption occurs in which a department’s functionalities, systems, applications, etc. must recover. The RTOs for the City Clerk, HR, and Finance Departments are as follows: RTO: Recovery Time Objective APPLICATIONS CITY CLERK HR FINANCE Millennium – Internal Payroll Processing 1 Day 4 Hours 1 Day Access to External Ameripay Payroll Service 1 Day 4 Hours 1 Day Collector’s Office System (Access) 1 Month 1 Month 1 Month Building Department System (Access) 1 Month 1 Month 1 Month Water…show more content…
Furthermore, this particular strategy is the only one which will accommodate a RPO of zero (0) for those applications identified herein as tolerating no data loss. d. Strategy Justification: i. As stated above, this strategy is appropriate for City Hall in consideration of its RPO of zero (0) for three of its apps. This is the only strategy to provide a RPO of zero (0). The utilization of a Hot Site with continuous availability at an Internal Facility will ensure City Hall’s ability to meet its business criticalities in the event a disaster should occur. iii. Other options exist for Disaster Recovery. Following is a brief description of each.  Option #2 – Hot Site with Replication/High Availability Prior to a disruption, the Hot Site would be equipped with the required infrastructure in order to facilitate the immediate recovery of critical business functions. This includes all hardware, telecommunications, environmental components, and software to ensure continuous availability of the critical applications to serve users from either site. This strategy typically involves a manual switchover to the Hot Site at time of disaster. Data (production and recovery) is continuously synchronized at a timeframe (i.e., 1 minute, 10 minutes, 1 hour, etc.) selected by City Hall. This option is not the optimal strategy because it does not provide

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