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Information technology is at the core of almost every organization today. The computer data is one of the invaluable assets for a company. Any computer related disaster can result in irreversible losses for the company. To avoid such disasters out of the blue most companies have a disaster recovery planning as a part of a business continuity planning. This generally include planning for resumption of applications, data, hardware, communications (such as networking) and other IT infrastructure. Even for mid sized companies the system downtime ranges anywhere between $5,000 per hour to over $15,000 per minute. To over this its important for every organization to plan a disaster recovery using with the help of disaster recovery tool. This is my bit of effort to inform about the top 6 disaster recovery software tools that would allow the efficient disasters recovery. Disaster recovery tools are essentially a part of Disaster Recovery Planning(DRP). The DRP documents chalk out the plan of action prior to, during and following a disaster. The DRP helps a business to minimize its losses caused by a system crash and helps it to recover from a disaster in the shortest possible time by identifying critical systems, processes and methods for restoring the processes.

1. Acronis True Image Echo Server for Windows


This is an enterprise class disaster solution to back up Windows and Linux servers. This tool enables disaster recovery as well as complete system restoration to both an existing system or a new system with different hardware and virtual server. Link

2. UltraBac's Image based disaster recovery


This image based disaster recovery technology works by taking scheduled snapshots of one or more disk partitions. These images are replica image of the partition frozen at a scheduled time. It ensures a good backup for the files which are open and in use. With the help of this disaster recovery tool the failed machine can be restored using minimum tool. UltraBac offers two versions of disaster recovery tool -UBDR Pro for small to medium businesses and UBDR Gold for larger environments. Link

3. Living Disaster Recovery Planning System (LDRPS)ldrps

This is a business continuity software designed to offer disaster recovery planning. The LDRPS can also be hosted as Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that hosts Strohl Systems applications in the data center. Some of the key features in the LDRPS are customizable best-practices-based plan navigators, customizable reports, dependency maps and location resource management. Link

4. LBL ContingencyPro Software


This is a web-based browser software tool that provides the best practices for business continuity planning. It also includes hundreds of electronic tools guides, templates, and samples. This tool offers a proven methodology to recover from events of disaster.Link

5. TAMP DRS (Disaster recovery tool)


This tool creates and distributes business contingency plans that includes disaster recovery. It allows the user to manage and roll up documents, developmental plans, inventory lists, spreadsheets,graphics and flowcharts into one plan. It is completely functional in a disaster afflicted environment. Link

6. BIA Professional


This is a disaster recovery tool from Strohl Systems that provides the guidelines for developing Business Impact Analysis(BIA). It figures out the financial and operational vulnerabilities, as well as the disaster-related impacts, and possible strategies for disaster recovery . Link


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