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Postupgrade Verification Tests for Backup and Restore Operations

After the upgrade, you must immediately verify that backup and restore operations run as expected.

The following table provides a series of recommended test scenarios that you can perform on your CommCell environment.

Verification test Recommendations during the test

Application Granular Restores

For SharePoint, Exchange, or Notes clients:
  • Browse and select random documents or messages to restore.
  • Perform an out-of-place restore.
  • Create a restore subfolder as the target.
  • Verify document permissions.

Granular File-Level Restores for Virtual Machine

If you have file-level or disk-level backups enabled, verify granular restores by using one or more of the following tests:
  • Perform a browse and restore operation, and select Guest Files and Folders.
  • Perform an out-of-place restore.
  • Create a restore subfolder on the client as the target.
  • Verify that ACLs and user permissions are restored correctly.

Restore operations for File System Agent on a Client

  • Browse and select random files to restore from a client.
  • Perform an out-of-place restore.
  • Create a restore subfolder on the client as target.
  • Verify that ACLs are restored correctly.

Restore operations for File System Agent on a Cluster Environment

  • Browse and select random files to restore from a physical node on a cluster group client.
  • Perform an out-of-place restore.
  • Create a restore subfolder on the physical node as the target.
  • Verify that ACLs are restored correctly.

Restore operations across the Network for File System Agent

  • Browse and select random files to restore from a client.
  • Perform an out-of-place restore.
  • Restore to an alternate client by using a CIFS path.
  • Create a restore subfolder on the client as the target.
  • Verify that ACLs are restored correctly.

Restore operations for File System Agent on a Deconfigured Client

  • Browse and select random files to restore from a deconfigured client.
  • Perform an out-of-place restore.
  • Restore to an alternate client by using a CIFS path.
  • Create a restore subfolder on the client as the target.
  • Verify that ACLs are restored correctly.

Virtual Machine Restores (Test 1)

  • Restore the virtual machine with new name.
  • Make sure that the restore virtual machine is powered on.
  • Log on to the virtual machine to verify the restore.

Virtual Machine Restores (Test 2)

  • Restore the virtual machine with a new name.
  • Do not power on the virtual machine.
  • Remove the NIC and log on to the virtual machine to verify the restore.