Backups and restores

Posted on 2012-08-28
Last Modified: 2012-08-28
Not a very technical but more like a political question.  My hosting vendor does backups for me across all the servers.  Recently they missed few days backups here and there on the server and implementing a better backup monitoring system in place.
Now when it comes to the restore.  I like to get a comprehensive restore test procedures in place.  Would that be a responsibility of the vendor or a client (me)?  Having backups just not enough to me.  I need to make sure they can be actually restored.  So it would be nice to have a procedure to have restores tested on at least random servers.
Question by:Tiras25
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    If the vendor is responsible for backups, then they should surely be responsible to test these backups, and provide some form of feedback to you to confirm what is being backed up successfully (and can be restored).
    This should be a standard for a reputable hosting company, but if they don't do it by default you should contact them to see if they will do it for you.

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