10 Feb Practice Test Question: Disaster Recovery Site Options
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Vincent is tasked with establishing a disaster recovery site but is charged with providing bare-bones functionality at minimal cost. Which option should he consider?
A. Warm site
B. Hot site
C. Cold site
D. Mobile site
Correct Answer: C.
Cold sites have only basic infrastructure available and require the longest period of time to activate operations. They are also the cheapest option. Warm sites add hardware, and possible software, to the mix but do not have a current copy of the data running. They require hours to activate. Hot sites are up and running at all times and can assume operations at a moment’s notice. They are the most expensive option. Mobile sites are transportable on trailers and are a good choice for a last-minute recovery plan.