It’s impressive how the Datto SIRIS verifies each backup

by Jan 28, 2013Business Continuity

Do you know if your backups were successful and can be restored? Wonder no more! Datto SIRIS verifies each backup

Are you backing up your data? Do you know if your backups were successful and can be restored? Backing up is a great first start, but it is just that — a start.  As we stress to every client, prospect and person we chat to, the key to a successful backup and recovery strategy is in the recovery.  Without a recovery of your data, the whole process is a waste of time and effort.

What makes Datto SIRIS unique is that it not only sends you a report telling you that the backups have been successful, the backups are verified to ensure that they can be restored. Here is how it works.

The Datto SIRIS backs up each backup as an image, so that each image can be virtualized, much like a VMDK or VHD. The Datto SIRIS device will virtually test these backups to ensure that they can be restored, and takes an actual screenshot of the booted virtual image.  This process tests the backup integrity and proactively identifies any boot-ability issues.  The screenshots are emailed (and also reported in the GUI) to ensure peace of mind that data can be recovered at a moment’s notice.

Here is an example of a successful screenshot verification:

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Here is an example of a backup that completed with issues.  In this instance, the physical server itself had some hard drive issues we needed to address. This process allows us to proactively address these issues, and not blindsided when it’s necessary to restore files or the server.

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By verifying each backup daily with Datto SIRIS, we are able to ensure our clients data can be restored at a moments notice.

Protect your business, and recover instantly from data loss and disaster. Schedule a Datto SIRIS demo today.

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Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.

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