A Fresh Look at Best Practices in Disaster Recovery Testing

The best way to test the disaster recovery capability of a large, complex environment is to switch your workload at least once a year and run production from your backup site, says this article in Disaster Recovery News.

It also covers how often you should perform a disaster recovery test, discusses whether your approach to testing is right for you and talks about other best practices and how you can apply them.

Disaster recovery testing should be regular, consistent and thorough, the article says. It goes through the testing done by various municipal and business agencies and focuses on IT testing tools in areas such as communications, replication and automation.

With limited testing budgets, most organizations must focus on the most critical aspects of their operations for full-scale testing, and then spend time testing other aspects of the system in "off quarters."

To read the full article, click here:http://searchdisasterrecovery.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid190_