Unknown backup state ? A restoration test is the only way to know what's up
saving datas without performing restoration tests isn't serious !
Every trimester, we hear during security meeting, stories of backup restoration that did not end well : unreadable saves, incomplete saves, backup restoration that took many days..
How to improve the trust in backups ?
To divert the Schrödinger experience, in which a cat have 2 different state at the same time : dead or alive, we can affirm that a backup also have those two same states and it's only during the restoration that we know the real state of the backup.
- Unfortunately, traditional restoration test of a server's complete backup are not easy :
- It takes times for the IT team of the company
- it uses IT local resources (disk, computing power,...)
The solution : A semestrial or annual test of your backup in a secured environment