Restore testing

What  is the point in making a backup if you can’t retrieve the data? By conducting continuous restore tests, you can prevent both data loss and downtime. Yet there are other advantages to gain, too.


  • You know and can document how long it would take to restore data (Recovery Time Objective - RTO)
  • You know which backup frequency is optimal with regard to the acceptable level of data loss (Recovery Point Objective – RPO)
  • The practical test reveals whether the statements of intent can also be achieved
  • You can highlight potential problems that do not meet the needs of the business
  • You gain (greater) focus on the business, leading to a larger possibility of additional resources

RPO – RTO difference

Recovery Point Objective (RPO) focuses solely on backup frequency and loss of data, whereas Recovery Time Objective (RTO) sets limits for business continuity. This means that it limits how much downtime a company can tolerate.


RPO – RTO difference - data loss and downtime

Specific advice for optimizing restore tests

We have extensive experience in restore tests and development of disaster recovery solutions, based on service level agreements (SLA). If you need inspiration, an informal talk, or specific advice on how to optimize the process before, during, and after restore tests, please contact us.