AIX Tip of the Week

Validating Backups

Audience: All

Date: June 27, 2003

I've been involved in a couple of situations this month where customers could not restore a mksysb or a backup tape. To insure you don't get into this situation, I recommend checking your backups by periodically restoring them on a different machine.

Here are a few other guidelines.

Data Recovery Services

When all else fails, here are a sources for data recovery from 4/8mm tapes. Note IBM can not endorse or recommend outside sources.

Bruce Spencer,