Workday: Backing up important data and testing disaster recovery procedures

Updated on
January 13, 2023

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Backing up important data and testing disaster recovery procedures in Workday is a crucial aspect of maintaining the availability of your organization's data and resources. This guide will walk you through the steps of backing up important data and testing disaster recovery procedures in Workday.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  • Sign in to Workday using your admin credentials.
  • In the navigation pane, select System and then select Backup and Recovery.
  • Select the type of data you want to back up, such as configuration data, tenant data or both.
  • Choose a backup schedule that meets the organization's requirements.
  • Select the location where the backup files should be stored.
  • Test the backup process by restoring the data from the backup to a test environment.
  • Document the backup and recovery procedures, including the schedule, location, and steps taken.
  • Perform regular backups and test restores to ensure that the data can be successfully recovered in the event of a disaster.
  • Prepare and test a disaster recovery plan that includes failover procedures, data restoration procedures, and communication protocols.
  • Regularly review and update the backup and disaster recovery procedures to ensure that they are effective and up to date.

In summary, Backing up important data and testing disaster recovery procedures in Workday involves creating a backup schedule, selecting the type of data to backup, and storing it in a secure location. It also includes testing the backup process and restoring data from the backup to a test environment, creating and testing a disaster recovery plan, and regularly reviewing and updating the procedures to ensure that the data and resources can be recovered in the event of a disaster. This helps to ensure the availability of the organization's data and resources in case of any unexpected events.

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