Tech Tips, January 2014: Can You Trust Your Backup?
Everyone knows they have to backup their data, and we try to remember to do it on a regular basis. But what happens when catastrophe strikes and you need to rely on your backed-up data? Is your backup doing its job?
Organizations have faith that their data is secure, but sometimes the wrong or incomplete data is backed up. Keep in mind that sometimes a hardware issue that affects your database also takes out your backed-up files.
Periodically, you should be testing your backing-up procedure and backed up data to ensure they are working and the data can be restored if required.
ToolHound Online and ToolHound 5 tool management software perform backups automatically.
Don’t get caught in a crisis with a useless backup.