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Checking the Success of a Completed Backup

 

Topic Last Modified: 2005-11-10

Your ability to restore data and servers depends on the quality of your backups. Therefore, it is important to verify that a backup is successful. A successful backup is one that completes without errors. For detailed instructions, see How to Verify That a Backup Completed Without Errors.

Reviewing both the backup log and the application event log in Event Viewer helps you verify the success of a backup. It is a good idea to research and resolve errors or inconsistencies in the logs as soon as possible.

Finally, remember that the condition, quality, and storage location of your backup media are critical to the success of your disaster recovery strategy.

 
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