Do your recovery plans include tasks to move your recovered data center from the hot site to the cold site and then return home? Most, if not all of the IT recovery plans we have reviewed DO NOT consider or document these segments of the recovery process.
Moving your data center from a hot site to a cold site and then to your rebuilt data center are monumental tasks in their own right. The impact of Hurricane Katrina will require many corporations to deal with this scenario first hand. Traditional hot site agreements permit recovering companies to stay in a hot site for six (6) weeks and in the cold site for up to 12 weeks. Tasks to move to the cold site should begin as soon as hot site recovery operations have…
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