I want to test my filestore back up, without affecting my companies current set up, or database,
I want to see if we were to loose the data, is the back up actually running, and rerstoring correctly,
how can I replicate this.
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This is a very good idea and we encourage users to test this regularly, in a perfect world it would be great for each company to have a dedicated server for testing backups and migrations etc. Of course we realize this is not always possible but to accomplish what you want safely you would need to utilize a second server set up similarly to your production server. (If you restore on your production server and it fails - this is bad! )
While you should not need the same machine specifications as your production server it will of course need to meet the Vault system requirements and you should have the same version of SQL as used on the production server.
Hope this helps.
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What kind of backup did you perform? Only a filestore backup?
Normally, the best an secure way to perform a backup from the Vault is to use the ADMS Console in command line mode:
This kind of backup will backup Database + filestore.
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we back up the database and filestore,
the one overides the other one daily,
so what I want to do is replicate this, ( server and client)
delete the test vualt, and reinstate the actual back up from the tapes to the test machine,
to see if our back up system will be able to be recovered on a fruquent basis....
can you guys assist me how to rreplocate this without affecting my database.
I want to test the back up, on a spare server,
do I need to replicate my server, and run the back up there than?
how do I restore the back up then to compare and see if the back up is really successful as the log files stated?
is there white papers or documentation on this procedures.