Open Your Server Backups Occassionally

From Dwayne Wright - Certified FileMaker 9 Developer
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Those of us that use FileMaker server and have a healthy backup routine might have a false sense of security. It is rare, but there have been reports that some FileMaker server backups may be faulty. This can be related to hardware or software issues but that isn’t the point.

The point is that you should try to open your backup files occasionally to make sure they are intact. In fact, I was writing this in context of FileMaker Server but that actually is true for any automated backup routine. Do the occasional restore of backup files, test them and make sure they are working properly.
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