Mandatory and Full Consistency Checks (new backup format)

While backing up data, a user is sure that it is possible to restore data, but this is not always the case if backup data is corrupted. This issue can have many reasons, ranging from technical problems with the cloud provider’s service to industrial sabotage.

The consistency check is a technique that provides avoiding data losses. By finding any discrepancies, a user is notified if some backup objects are missing in backup storage or there is a mismatch between object sizes or modification dates.

Once a consistency check is run, the request goes to the backup storage. A file list is requested along with metadata.

In all cases, the user is notified about backup damage. If something happened, MSP360 Backup runs full backup automatically. Possible damage to previous generations is also monitored.

Once a consistency check is executed, the user is aware of any possible mismatches and is able to plan further actions to solve possible issues.

This functionality is not supported for legacy backup format

Mandatory Consistency Check

In the new backup format, the mandatory consistency check is the current generation check. The current generation consistency check is mandatory for all plans and is executed before starting any backup plan.

Full Consistency Check

Full consistency check implements backup plan generation checks with the exception of the current generation check, which is the subject of a mandatory consistency check. After a successful full consistency check, the user can be sure that backed up data is ready to be restored.