Backup data corruption issues are rising in both numbers and impact.
According to recent disaster recovery statistics by Avast, 60% of data backups are incomplete, and 50% of backup restores fail. The cumulative impact of inadequate backups or failures resulted in a reported average downtime of 79 minutes and an average cost of $84,650 per hour. The damages are not limited to financials alone. Backup failures can significantly spill over customer confidence, brand loyalty, stakeholder and employee trust, and even stock prices.
Several factors, including file corruption, can cause backup failures. File corruptions can occur during the backup process or be caused by viruses or other malicious software, leading to permanent data loss if your backups are not correctly configured. When your backup files are corrupted, it can be difficult or impossible to restore them successfully. This can have a devastating impact on your business.
If you want to improve your recovery rates, the ideal solution is to use Autonomic Healing.
What is Autonomic Healing?
Autonomic Healing is a feature in the Asigra software that automatically repairs corrupted backup files and continuously monitors the logical and physical integrity of backup data as it’s written to storage. This can significantly improve your recoverability of data. Autonomic Healing is a self-healing process that automatically analyzes backup files to identify and repair corruptions.
How does Autonomic Healing work?
Asigra’s Autonomic Healing feature uses a combination of techniques to repair corrupted backup files automatically. These include checksums, parity checking, and error correction. Autonomic Healing addresses data integrity during the backup process by identifying potential file corruptions and increasing the integrity of the storage repository.
The Autonomic Healing process has three steps:
- First, the software identifies corruptions in backup files. An Autonomic Healing module can run in the background of all backup processes to identify and isolate corrupt or problematic files.
- Second, it repairs corruption.
- Finally, it verifies the integrity of the repaired files.
If the repair process fails and the corrupt file proves irreparable, it is automatically tagged to be re-transmitted on the next scheduled backup.
Benefits of Autonomic Healing
There are many benefits of using Autonomic Healing to prevent backup data corruption. It can significantly improve your recovery rates by repairing corrupted backup files before they can cause issues. Also, Autonomic Healing is a transparent process that does not require any user intervention once configured. Users can configure Autonomic Healing and then let it do its job.
The benefits of Autonomic Healing include:
- Improved recovery rates
- Reduced time and resources associated with restoring data from corruption-free backups
Autonomic Healing is a unique and powerful feature that can make all the difference for your business by maximizing data recoverability in the case of any disaster. If you're not already using it, we highly recommend that you consider doing so to improve data integrity during backups continuously.
For more information on incorporating Autonomic Healing in regular backups and understanding how Asigra Tigris uses a comprehensive set of features designed to accelerate and automate data recovery, please read more here.