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A network disaster recovery plan is a set of policies and procedures that ensure that a network is reinstated to its normal working operations after it goes offline or is disrupted after a disastrous event.
It is a type of disaster recovery plan that is specifically designed for Internet and external network infrastructure of an organization.
The network disaster recovery plan is usually in the form a formal document that is created by network administrator and other key IT /network management staff. Depending on the underlying network and organization requirements, it may include plans and procedures for recovering:
The disaster can be a natural and/or physical disaster, such as flooding or fire, or a "virtual" disaster in the form of viruses or hacker attacks.
The plan may also include possible threats, network weaknesses and/or vulnerabilities, which if exploited can result in network outage or degradation and the procedures to counter them.