Purpose for Data Backup Plan Template

The purpose of the Data Backup Plan is to establish and implement procedures to create and maintain retrievable exact copies of Critical Data Information and related technology components that are necessary for recovery activities.  This document will define the following standards for organization backup processing:

  1. To provide a standard operating procedure for backup up organization data
  2. To provide a standard for labeling backup media
  3. To provide a standard for data retention
  4. To provide a standard for offsite storage and retrieval of backup media

The data backup plan allows the organization to meet the availability requirements of much regulatory compliance security rule for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical data information.

Table of Contents for Data Backup Plan Template

CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT         

PLAN MAINTENANCE     

COMPLIANCY        

INTRODUCTION

Purpose
Responsibilities
Data Backup Requirements

PROCEDURES        

Backup Processing
Daily Incremental Backups
Weekly Full Backups
Monthly Full Backups
Daily Replication of Data

TAPES           

Scheduling and Backup Media Rotation
Tape Labeling
Retention Cycle
Tape Drive Cleaning
Backup Tape Testing

CONTACT LISTS    

Data Backup Vendor
Offsite Storage Vendor

APPENDIX   

Appendix A:  Tape Labeling Log
Appendix B:  Data Backup Schedule
Appendix C:  Backup Job Log
Appendix D:  Tape Cleaning Log

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