Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are processes which help organizations prepare for disruptive events. The talk explains the basic concepts of business continuity, giving a brief overview on the business continuity plan and more detail informations (technical) on how to setup a Disaster Recovery site . We show two different approaches for creating a disaster recovery (DR) site, one the based on operating system layer and one based on the right design of the applications . The common elements on the two approaches are network design, data replication, monitoring system and system/configuration management. All these elements can be implemented with open source software, we explain advantages and disadvantages, performances and layouts on each solutions.