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What is Recovery Testing ?

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What is Recovery Testing ?

Usage " Recovery is ability to restart the operation after integrity of application is lost.
" It includes reverting to a point where integrity of system is known , then reprocessing up until the point of failure.
" The time taken to recover depends upon :
the number of restart points
volume of application
training and skill of people conducting recovery activities
tools available for recovery
Objectives " To ensure operations can be continued after a disaster .
" Recovery testing verifies recovery process and effectiveness of recovery process.
" Adequate back up data is preserved and kept in secure location.
" Recovery procedures are documented.
" Recovery personnel have been assigned and trained.
" Recovery tools have been developed and are available.
How to Use " Procedures , methods , tools and techniques are assessed to evaluate the adequacy.
" After system is developed a failure can be introduced in the system and check whether the system can recover.
" A simulated disaster is usually performed on one aspect of application system.
" When there are no. Of failures then instead of taking care of all recovery testing should be carried out for one segment and then another i.e. structured fashion.
Who uses it " System Analysts
" Testing professionals
" management personnel.
When to use " When user says that the continuity of the system is needed inorder for system to perform or function properly.
" User then should estimate the losses, time span to carry out recovery testing.
Examples " Loss of communication , loss of database integrity.
" Evaluate adequacy of back up data.

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