Six tiers of solutions for off-site recovery

One blueprint for recovery planning describes a scheme consisting of six tiers of off-site recoverability (tiers 1-6), with a seventh tier (tier 0) that relies on local recovery only, with no off-site backup.

The tiers cover a full range of recovery options, ranging from no data moved off-site to full off-site copies with no loss of data. The following figures and text describe them from a CICS® perspective.