How would you approach testing database backups and recovery? 

Discussion RoomCategory: Database&SQLHow would you approach testing database backups and recovery? 
Admin Staff asked 8 months ago

 
Testing database backups and recovery involves the following steps:

  • Verifying that regular database backups are performed according to the defined schedule and backup strategy.
  • Testing the restoration process by restoring backups to a test environment and validating the recovered data.
  • Simulating different failure scenarios, such as hardware failures, system crashes, or data corruption, to ensure the database can be restored to a consistent state.
  • Validating that the restored database is functionally and transactionally consistent with the original database.
  • Verifying the integrity and completeness of restored data and confirming that all database objects and relationships are intact.
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