by v.Eremin » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:25 am people like this post
Then you're left with "manual" verification process. Instantly recover VM, connect it to isolated network or deselect option "connect to network" completely and check VM consistency, once it's powered up. Thanks.
by skrause » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:12 pm people like this post
jblackburn wrote:Thanks for the replies. I'll have a look at both but surebackup looks like an expensive option as I'd have to go from standard to enterprise.
If this is to fulfill an audit requirement and you can demonstrate how this would save time and be non-disruptive to normal operations, you probably can convince the higher ups at your organization that it is worth the added licensing costs.
by jblackburn » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:32 am people like this post
So I could instant restore, change the setting to select new location etc and restore to the server to test. As long as I don't connect it to the network it shouldn't be an issue. I can validate the restored data and tick a box for the auditor? Its in a school so I have some points in the year that I can have downtime for up to a day.
by larry » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:25 pm people like this post
First this is manual. Audit asks us for some random file they placed on the network and then deleted. They then give IT the site (DR or Prod), the file name and location then we prove we can meet our RTO/RPO. Most times is only takes 10 minutes as all our backups are online, tapes are only in case something happened to our online backups. We do full restores at DR site a couple times a year but we plan those.