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Guide on Selecting ADP Backup Processing Alternatives



Irene E. Isaac


This publication addresses the issue of selecting ADP backup processing support in advance of events that cause the loss of data processing capability. The document emphasizes the need for managers at all levels of the organization to support the planning, funding, and testing of an alternate processing strategy. It provides a general description of the alternatives, and recommends criteria for selecting the most suitable alternate processing method.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-134
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backup operations, contingency planning, disaster recovery


Isaac, I. (1985), Guide on Selecting ADP Backup Processing Alternatives, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 29, 2024)


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Created October 1, 1985, Updated November 10, 2018