Reply to post: Production data in test/dev?

Blimey, did you know? It's World Backup Day. But... surely every day is world backup day?

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Production data in test/dev?

"Companies need to put their data to work by leveraging backup copies to serve a range of secondary storage workloads including test/dev, file services and analytics."

That depends very much on the nature of your business.

Any company holding confidential data on their productions systems should NOT be using this data for test and development systems. Financial, medical, legal and good old business confidential data should stay in production-only environments.

Yes, production data is often the only data that will reveal certain bugs, but you really need to anonymise confidential production data for this kind of task.

And anonymising data is a lot harder than most people think.

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