Database disaster recovery is used to describe tasks and activities that must be completed to restore database performance following a catastrophic event. Various events can cause databases to crash or stop operating, including fires, vandalism, cyberattacks, etc.
Generally, the root causes of database disasters include hardware and software failure, external security threats, natural disasters, power outages, employee errors, and data leakage. The right database disaster recovery plan can protect you from all these root causes.
These events can cause database downtime. Your organization’s applications and services might stop working as intended if the database isn’t operational. Such instances pose a significant problem to organizations. In addition, database crashes and failures can also cause data loss. The modern world operates on data: meaning organizations will face substantial economic losses if they lose data.