The Hurricane Disaster Recovery Checklist for Businesses

Jul 10, 2018

The Hurricane Disaster Recovery Checklist for Businesses

BY Henry Washburn

Business Continuity

With hurricane season in full swing, here's a simple checklist containing the basic steps to ensure you can support your customers throughout a storm:

Hurricane Disaster Recovery Checklist

  • Check recent backups on all production machines. Remember that you can use Status 2.0 to ensure all expected volumes are protected.

  • Ensure recent backups were sent successfully to the cloud (or another DR site) for each production machine.

  • Verify recent functional screenshots of each production machine to validate your ability to recover.

  • Make sure that any site you and your end users go to has power generation, Internet, and cell phone connectivity.

  • Take corrective action as soon as possible. Go to for information on running disaster recoveries or to quickly get in contact with Datto Support.

In the event of a storm, we are ready to support you and your customers with additional support staff on duty and increased Code Red resources to assist with critical backup and recovery efforts.

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