Re: Drag out the 'ol saw
Reminds me of a meeting I was sat in a few years back, when a new Enterprise Architect had joined the account, and was trying to get a feel for the land, so had set up a few meetings with the support teams for various critical services.
EA: Does the system have a backup?
Support Lead: Yes, weekly full backups and overnight incrementals.
EA: How often is the restore process tested, and when was the last test?
Support Lead: It was tested when we first set the system up a few years back, so we know it worked then. But never since, as we don't actually have any other hardware large enough to test recovery on.
EA: What about pre-prod? That should be the same size as prod shouldn't it?
Support Lead: Erm, client didn't want to pay for a full size pre-prod, so it's not actually big enough to fit prod on now.
EA: So that's a no then, no backup.