With advances in internet technology, most biological laboratories and businesses now have automated backups for their electronic data. However, many of the same laboratories have all their biological samples and materials stored in the same location, or perhaps split across different freezers in the same building or on the same campus. While using multiple freezers in one location may protect samples if a freezer fails, in the event of a natural disaster or extended power outage, samples may be lost. Similar problems can occur during the transport of precious biological samples or materials; when all important samples are in the same container or truck, however working with an experienced lab relocation specialist, many safeguards are in place. Investigators can work with a sample management company to develop a business continuity and disaster recovery plan to protect their material following an emergency event.