Practising for Disaster: Trial Restores
Your backup isn't successful until you've securedÂ your data back: Do a trial restore periodically to ensure that you can recover the data completely and quickly.
It's surprising how many businesses, diligent about backing up, neglect this simple step. The reality is, reading data is not the same as writing it, and despite best efforts, failure happens.
Can you afford to be surprised? Conduct a spot 'disaster check' from time to time, just as emergency personnel in communities nationwide practise their response for disasters of all magnitudes.