Disaster planning of electronic records management

Comma (2008), 2008, (2), 139–149.


Because of an electronic government project in Korea, the number of electronic records has rapidly increased there, and archiving work has changed from paper records-based archiving to electronic records archiving. Disaster recovery planning is essential to protect important electronic records. A disaster recovery system for electronic records must allow for the efficient operation of electronic records management in normal circumstances, maintain business continuity under any circumstances, and recover required business records and data within a day of a disaster. The author analyses the nature of risk facing electronic records in Korea and how these influence archiving work. He explains the strategy of business continuity, systematic disaster response and procedures. As an example, the current disaster recovery planning procedure for electronic records in the National Archives of Korea in the Daejeon headquarters, and branches in Seongnam and Busan, is presented, followed by the plan for the architecture of the disaster recovery system (DRS) and an indication of future developments.

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Author details

Nam, Sungun

Yoon, Dai