Backup Policy Template


The purpose of this policy is to protect against loss of data. Backup restoration procedures, backup security, backup schedule, backup testing and verification are covered in this policy.

For the document contents see the description below. A document extract is in the images to the left.

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Backup Policy Template


The purpose of this policy is to protect against loss of data.


Company owned, managed and controlled information and systems that form part of systems and applications deemed in scope by the ISO 27001 scope statement including:

  • Servers
  • Databases
  • Code Repositories
  • Test Environments
  • Development Environments

Out of scope for back up:

  • Desktop
  • Laptop
  • Mobile Device


Information is backed up securely in line with the data retention requirements, business requirements and legal and all legal and regulation legislation requirements including but not limited to the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.

Backup Policy Template Contents

Document Version Control 2
Document Contents Page 3
Purpose 4
Scope 4
Backup Policy 5
Principle 5
Backup Restoration Procedures 5
Backup Security 5
Backup Schedule 6
Backup Testing and Verification 6
Policy Compliance 7
Compliance Measurement 7
Exceptions 7
Non-Compliance 7
Continual Improvement 7

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