Having read an article about restoring from your backups and the things you can do to minimize potential problems therein, I saw the following command:
RESTORE HEADERONLY ....
This was suggested as a way of testing the header(s) in your backup file.
I also came across the following:
RESTORE VERIFYONLY ...
Which I think, from memory, stated that it was the closest thing to actually recovering without doing so.
Does anyone have views as to which of the above is best?