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This article is part of the Vol. 2 No. 3 May 2003 issue of Distance: the new mantra for disaster recovery
Do You Test Your Backups? Do you proactively test your backup? If yes, how often? Have you ever discovered a failed tape? The importance of a sound backup and disaster recovery process is not lost on Storage magazine readers, 66% of whom regularly test their backup tapes (we suspect that they floss daily as well). Is it worth the effort? Yes, when you consider that over three quarters of those that have tested their tapes have unearthed failures. At the same time, "testing tapes is only part of the story," one reader pointed out, "inefficient backup strategy is the other." Once you've established the integrity of your tapes, go the extra mile and test the restore and recovery process. Access >>>
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