Top 10 tips for Disaster Recovery in a Small Business – best way to protect your data

Disaster Recovery for a Small Business

Baseline for best practices defined in Janco’s Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template.


As requirements for avoiding downtime become increasingly stringent, administrators need tools and platforms that can help them plan, design, and implement disaster recovery strategies that can meet those needs.

  1. Analyze single points of failure
  2. Backup frequently
  3. Keep Updated notification trees
  4. Be aware of current events
  5. Plan for worst-case scenarios
  6. Clearly document recovery processes
  7. Centralize information
  8. Create test plans and scripts
  9. Retest regularly
  10. Perform comprehensive recovery and business continuity test

Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.