[clug] Story: Fijian Resort complex loses a single disk: business process stops for 1-2 days

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Fri Jul 25 15:32:03 MDT 2014

On 25 Jul 2014, at 23:31, Scott Ferguson <scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com> wrote:

> It's also good practise to test backup medium themselves - to see how
> reliable they are at "keeping" verified backups.

One simple option is to mount the backup & compare the source and backup. This can get rather tedious if (for example) you have several TB of data on a home network where the backups are stored on a USB disk attached to a consumer-grade NAS. It also means your backups will be offline for the duration. In my case this takes about a day, with the bottleneck being the single USB2 disk.


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