Schrodinger’s backup - A warning for DBAs

30 December,2016 by Jack Vamvas

Schrodinger's backup - It’s about the restores not the backups. You can receive  many successful backup emails, but one restore failure can cause some serious havoc. What do you have in-place to maximise the probability of a successful restore?

Backups are easy , restores are hard.

 

 

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The term  Schrodinger's backup comes from Schrodinger's cat experiment 

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Author: Jack Vamvas (http://www.sqlserver-dba.com)


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