Recoverability Testing with SolarWinds Backup: Your Five-Step Guide
From Solarwinds MSP
One of the open secrets of IT is, while most organizations back up their data, very few
actually test to determine if those backups work. This consists of two parts: backup
verification and restore verification. Of the two, backup verification is easier, and
restore verification is more neglected. Verification involves going through the recovery
steps and ensuring a file, folder, or entire server can be returned to full operational
status. Because it can be time- and resource-intensive, recoverability testing is often
the first thing abandoned when things go from busy to overwhelming.
However, with the use of a modern, cloud-first backup product, virtualization
technology, and this step-by-step guide, you can create and test a backup so you
know it’s there when you need it.
Begin with a free trial of SolarWinds® Backup, which you can register for here. You’ll
immediately receive an email with your login instructions.