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Backup Verification

  • Regular cadence to test validity of backed up data
  • Testing backup integrity and accuracy throughout various restore points and scope
  • points – “a week ago / a month ago” (point in time)
  • scope – file vs directory vs DB (different parts of data)
  • Verify backup is what is expected
  • Document results of Backup Verification
Service Group
  • Infrastructure Proactive
Technical Value Propositions
  • Data Protection
  • Infrastructure Business Continuity
  • Redundancy
Black Line Value Propositions
  • Access
  • Organizational Stability
  • Relationship
  • Risk Reduction
  • Strategic
  • Technical Stability

Why does this matter for your business?

  • Backup technologies are imperfect
    • software only backing up what it sees
    • encrypt & compress data
      • data changed on way in
      • need to pull data out and verify process is accurate
    • let’s be sure programs are working correctly to keep data integrity
    • verify data is complete
  • Provides peace of mind for data

What value does this add to your business?

  • Data Protection
  • Risk Reduction
  • Redundancy
  • Disaster recovery
  • Configuration
  • Aligned to best practice and business needs

What common problems does this solve for your business?

  • Data wasn’t back up as expected
    • verification shows gaps in scope
  • Find corruption
  • Highlight retention periods are wrong

Why do you need a solution?

  • Time has shown that backup technologies need regular review
    • can easily become out-of-sync
  • Too important not to regularly look at by an engineer
  • Backup issues/oversights not always obvious
    • doesn’t impact day-to-day and underlying issues can exist
  • Notifications can be set up, but can provide false positives/negatives

What can you and your business expect from this service?

Business Leaders can expect:
  • Data is protected
  • Minimum risk of data loss
    • Data viable when needed
  • Proof & Documentation of work
    • Transparency
End Users can expect:
  • Ability to retrieve lost data
  • Ease of mind w/ User-Error
    • accidental deletion
    • corruption

How does Black Line do it better?

  • We simply get it done
  • Part of Black Line discipline
  • Transparency
  • We make sure there is a backup
    • too common for business to say they “backup” but do not in reality
    • engineers don’t usually have disciplines around doing it
  • We have dedicated team to do this service
  • Dedicated teams for checks and verification (checks & balance)

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