A backup and recovery test is the process of assessing the effectiveness of an organization’s software and methods of replicating data for security and its ability to reliably retrieve that data should the need arise.
Backup and recovery testing is an essential part of a disaster recovery plan. Backup of
It’s crucial to test disaster recovery and individual file recovery abilities. Without actually testing the backup software and systems thoroughly, you’re making an unwarranted assumption that backup and recovery will work not only during normal operations but when unforeseen events pose challenges. Insufficient testing leaves the organization vulnerable to data loss, downtime
Most large companies test disaster recovery plans yearly as per recommended best practices. Due to possible effects from updates to hardware on the machines to be restored to or the hardware, firmware or software on the backup system, it is important to retest when changes are made.