Backup and recovery checklist

  • Policies are in place prescribing backup and recovery procedures;
  • All staff members understand the recovery plan and their duties during recovery;
  • System restore procedures are known to at least one trusted party outside the practice;
  • A copy of the recovery plan is safely stored off-site;
  • Files identified as critical are documented and listed in the backup configuration;
  • Backup schedule is timely and regular;
  • Every backup run is tested for its ability to restore the data accurately;
  • Backup media are physically secured;
  • Backup media stored off-site are encrypted;
  • Backup media are made unreadable before disposal; and
  • Multiple backups are retained as a fail-safe.
 - HealthIT