Using Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS) Client to verify file restore.
Last Review: February 4, 2021
Product(s): Azure, Windows Server
Author(s): Cameron Smith
A cyberist created this article using the patented Delta Method by modernizing a typical approach.
Backup is one of the most fallible technologies that is rarely tested with the false sense of security from completion alerts or logs.
A common malicious tactic is configuring the back jobs to run without any folders or files checked for backup, then deploying ransomware after a month with no ability to recover.
Outside of normal operations, restore should be scheduled quarterly to verify the data is available and not corrupt.
Access the restored data to ensure that it is available to users with security permissions.
Permissions must be verified and may need to be updated if restore with permissions was not checked.
If files cannot be restored, settings must be verified on the Azure Portal and the MARS client may need to be reinstalled or reconfigured.