The concept of IT disaster recovery planning is receiving an increasing amount of attention from IT practitioners and business managers due to its importance in averting disasters and ensuring the continuity of organizations. Surprisingly, little research has been aimed at providing a comprehensive definition of this topic. Thus, this manuscript describes the process by which conceptual definition of IT disaster recovery planning is developed and an exhaustive listing of the construct’s dimensions is derived via content analysis. In this meta-study, 72 articles were found to yield 572 individual planning recommentations related to IT disaster recovery planning. The data were analyzed using a clustering technique and formed into 7 dimensions and 16 sub-dimensions. The results can be used to guide organizations’ IT disaster recovery planning processes.