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-It is important to keep an eye on your backup storage so that what you backup is restorable. Typicallymonitoring your storage will consist of two or more important aspects. The first is connecting the storage to your computer in such a way that it going to remain reliable. The second is monitoring the storage regularly to ensure it is working as expected.+It is important to keep an eye on your backup storage so that what you backup is restorable.  Typically monitoring of your storage will consist of two or more important aspects. The first and probably the most important aspect is connecting and maintaining the storage to your computer in such a way that it going to remain reliable, this is going to include keeping the humidity, temperature and power stable for your storage system(s). The second aspect is monitoring the storage regularly to ensure it is working as expected. Beyond performing restores; this is going to include checking the file systems and scrubbing the drives. 
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 +You should note that some file systems, storage devices, the rsync checksum options, operating systems and even custom LBackup scripts offer checksum systems which are able to aid you in detecting issues with your backup storage systems.
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