CloudMSP wrote:How does SureBackup really ensure the back is good? Especially when talking about a large multi terabyte file server? Just because it boots doesn't mean its good.
Is the "Validate entire virtual disk contents" option something that should always be used?
Backup file validation is an additional check that allows to make sure the file itself was not altered after being stored (due to storage corruption). Along with the boot check and application tests it ensures the VM will recover and act normally.
CloudMSP wrote:My backups run hourly until 7 PM nightly, I should then run a SureBackup w/ Validation before starting the offsite BCJ? Is there a way to link this so the SB runs the BCJ directly after it's completed?
SureBackup should be run on the primary backups, backup copy has built-in mechanisms to ensure the target backup is bit identical to the source.
CloudMSP wrote:SB all seems very complex just to ensure you have a valid backup
It's not "just", it is all about that. You do not want to find your (or your customers') backups not recoverable in case of DR, right? While it might look complex, it is set once and then run automatically.