After being in IT for about 9 years, I can tell you first hand that many IT providers and internal IT teams don’t really test backup jobs by doing a test restoration. Often, they setup the job and see that it shows, “success” without trying to get data from the backup. This is often the cause of data loss and is very simple to avoid.
Backups, especially with the advent of ransomware, are more critical than ever. Not only does this give you a chance to see that you can retrieve data it also lets you rest assured that your backup schedules and policies function as expected.
As well, you should validate the restored data for accuracy before concluding your testing. This is what’s referred to as a, “sanity check” and should be done by the user that works directly with that data. This will let you know if something is wrong with the backup before you need to use it.
If you need help setting up an all-encompassing backup solution, feel free to reach out to us.