In case Maxwell or the ITS center is not available as a restoration site during an emergency for more than the maximum downtime established then an alternate site needs to be identified.
A command center will be needed to provide a place for decision making and restoring critical applications lost during an emergency or disaster. This center should include logistics and facilities for communication, copies of all DR documentation, and recovery documentation. The location needs to be able to establish communication with Indiana Wesleyan administration and the IT technical staff.
Any command center should include:
In addition copies of the DR documentation need to be available to the alternate site. This would include hardware configuration, software packages and configurations, data backup schedules, key vendor contact, IWU contact information and secure communications.
All staff involved in recovery efforts should have copies of the DR material. Both electronic and paper copies should be available to the alternate site.
All staff should be cross trained on the steps to be followed for recovery of all applications. In addition they should be familiar with the location of equipment, documentation, and command responsibilities. Testing should occur on a regular basis.
All directors need to be familiar with the above. A rotating calendar has been suggested to establish a chain of command for each month rotating throughout the year.
Additions: 3/21/2013 BI
10/21/09 Ev Webber