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Verify those Backups

It’s important that you backup your database. The most important thing you can do. However making backups isn’t enough: you need to verify those backups are good.

A humorous short video from Grant Fritchey (b | t) and RedGate on why:

Watch the video

Ideally you verify every backup every day, but that’s not always feasible. At least make sure you’re doing one backup from every database at least once a month.

Filed under: Blog Tagged: Backup/Recovery, Humor, syndicated, video


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