What are the main aspects of a disaster recovery plan? Explain in brief.

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The main aspects of a disaster recovery plan are:
i. The strategy to restore the system and its normal operation in case of a disaster causing unavailability of the system.
ii. Provisioning of a disaster recovery system setup, preferably in a separate geographical location.
iii. Detailed data and system backup/restoration action-plan and procedures to make sure that minimal data loss occurs even in case of major disaster.
iv. Pre-defined procedure of data recovery and restoration using backup data or other sources.

v. Mechanism to alert the system operators, administrators and users immediately in the event of a disaster. This entails proper monitoring and alarm/alert mechanism.

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