Schrodinger Backups: The condition of any backup is unknown until a restore is attempted

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A tweet about backups got pretty popular among sysadmin and IT community. The tweet read as follows:

Picture about Schrodinger Backups

The condition of any backup is unknown until a restore is attempted
The condition of any backup is unknown until a restore is attempted

Here is a tweet about Schrodinger Backups

If it is worth having pictures, database, files and more, it is worth having a backup. But, a backup isn’t a backup until you have restored successfully from it.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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