Verify Integrity of Database Backups
Verify the integrity of your database backups.
Periodically verify the integrity of your database backups to ensure that your database backup mechanism is creating backups correctly.
Verifying the integrity of a database backup is a highly manual process. You should restore your backup to a test system and perform smoke tests to ensure that your system continues to function normally. Ensure that your productions can start and that there are not large numbers of error or warning messages in your log files. If possible, you may want to attempt processing new data.