The MAIN purpose for periodically testing offsite facilities is to:
protect the integrity of the data in the database.
eliminate the need to develop detailed contingency plans.
ensure the continued compatibility of the contingency facilities.
ensure that program and system documentation remains current.
The main purpose of offsite hardware testing is to ensure the continued compatibility of the
contingency facilities. Specific software tools are available to protect the ongoing integrity of the
database. Contingency plans should not be eliminated and program and system documentation
should be reviewed continuously for currency.