"More companies in the US, UK and Europe claim to be developing disaster recovery capabilities, despite cost containment priorities," Toigo said. Unfortunately, he added, fewer companies seem to be testing DR plans and keeping them up to date, and an untested disaster recovery plan quickly falls out of step with business reality.In a SearchStorage.co.UK podcast recorded last week, Toigo answered frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to disaster recovery, and informed users of the best ways to establish a DR plan to protect and recover data under any circumstance. One common mistake users make, Toigo said, is to build various DR plans for different disasters, such as fires, earthquakes or floods. Instead, Toigo advised data storage pros to develop a single, workable DR plan that has steps or modules within it that can be changed to fit various scenarios. For a preview of the topics that will be covered at our London show this week, listen to Disaster recovery basics with Jon William Toigo.