Discover your disaster recovery quotient

If recent history is any indication, IT departments need to expect the unexpected. As a result, it’s critical that your organization have a solid disaster recovery plan in place. Are you up to the task? Our quiz is a good start to boost disaster recovery gyaan.

Challenge yourself with the following disaster recovery quiz. Even veteran disaster recovery pros can test their knowledge by reviewing the essentials and seeing what industry experts recommend. Once you’re finished with the quiz, be sure to check out  the collection of DR resources we have compiled, which includes the basics and case studies to be sure you start off your disaster recovery preparations on a good wicket.


1. Ideal distance between your primary and disaster recovery sites is:
2. The best method for long distance replication in disaster recovery setups is:
3. Which among the following is a business continuity management (BCM) certification?
4. A recovery time objective (RTO) of less than a day requires a:
5. Which of the following are the essentials that your disaster recovery plan's first page should include?
6. What is the objective that the information technology statement of intent part of your disaster recovery plan seeks to achieve?
7. Which of the following is a common omission made by companies while listing emergency contacts in disaster recovery plans?
8. When the disaster recovery plan is updated, older versions must be:
9. When it comes to disaster recovery terminology, recovery point objective (RPO) denotes:
10. Among the following, what is NOT plan of the standard disaster recovery plan?


Case studies from your peers

Many a time, learning from the disaster recovery best practices followed by leading adopters can be a good starting point. To this end, we’ve put together a collection of the best case studies from several Indian organizations, as this part of our quiz.

HDFC Bank's disaster recovery management journey

Punjab National Bank leverages disaster recovery to boost customer service ops

Disaster recovery streamlines business at Jindal Steel

Airtel shares disaster recovery, power and cooling secrets

Tata AIG General Insurance’s business continuity planning strategies

BIAL’s disaster recovery implementation streamlines airport ops

Corporation Bank's disaster recovery setup goes beyond standard DR

Disaster recovery takes collocation route at CIBIL

Kuoni Travel India's disaster recovery plan for business success


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Useful glossary

What does business impact analysis (BIA) mean?

What is recovery time objective (RTO)?

What is recovery point objective (RPO)?

What is failover?

What is asynchronous replication?

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