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Survey Analysis: 2011 Data Center Conference; Backup Driven by Virtual Machine Recovery, Varying Deduplication Strategies and Shortened Retention Policies. March 29, 2012.
  • 70% of data back-ups are never checked for accuracy
  • 30% of tested back-ups are corrupt


(Source: Steve Ficyk, VP Business Development, Datacore Consulting)
December 20, 2012

  • According to Microsoft, 42% of attempted recoveries from tape backups in the past year have failed. In addition, Ben Matheson, group product manager for Microsoft Data Protection Manager, said, "More than 50 percent of customers we've surveyed said their current backup solutions do not fill their needs."
  • "Restoring from tape fails 50% of the time in distributed organizations and mid-sized companies." - Baroudi Bloor
  • Over 34% of companies do not test their backups and of those that tested, 77% found their tape backups failed to restore." - Storage Magazine
  • A survey by the Yankee Group and Sunbelt Software found that 40% of IT managers had been unable to recover data from a tape when they needed it.
  • According to The Gartner Group, 71% of all tape restores fail.
  • During yearly tests of restoring data, Datacore Consulting has found that several tapes often have to be tried before data is successfully restored.