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Trouble with DR Testing

Posted in security testing,Software testing by testing in London on August 31, 2008

From Internet News

DR testing is a mess. A whopping 30 percent of respondents said their DR tests failed. That’s better than the 50 percent failure rate in 2007, but it’s still pretty scary.

For 35 percent of the respondents, the tests failed because “people didn’t do what they were supposed to do,” Lamorena said. This means that much of recovery is still a manual process, and companies must begin looking at automation, he added.

Another cause is that tests are not run frequently enough. That’s because “when you run a test, it disrupts employees and customers,” Lamorena said. He added that 20 percent of the respondents said their revenue is impacted by DR tests, so “the tests cause the same pain to their customers as if they had a real disaster.”

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