When searching for a test data manager tool, there is a lot of confusing terminology that not all tools use. However, at the end of the day, the tools need to fulfill your needs, Here’s what we know are non-negotiables.

Data Integrity

Rewinding while maintaining data integrity requires careful planning and execution. Organizations should take steps to identify the specific data points that need to be rewound, create a backup of existing data, plan the rewinding process, execute the process, verify data integrity, and update any affected systems. By following these steps, organizations can minimize the risk of data inconsistencies or errors and maintain the accuracy of their data.

Impact on Users

Organizations should consider the impact on the users and take steps and minimize disruption and ensure data integrity. this includes communicating with users planning for user access and training, ensuring data consistency, and solicitation user feedback to identify and address any issues or concerns that arise. by taking these steps, organizations can execute the rewinding process effectively and maintain user trust and confidence in their data systems.

Time and Effort

Rewinding data efficiently and with little effort is the key goal that needs frequently restore or rewind to previous points in time. Using an automated tool will allow the user to focus the majority at hand on the task, rather than the actual process of rewinding the applications.

Recover Point Objectives

A test data manager should take the steps in ensuring that the user is able to recover data within the recovery point objectives (RPO) in the event of disaster or outage. This would require developing backup and recovery strategies that align with the RPO, regularly testing data processes, and ensuring data consistency throughout the rewinding process.


Once you have verified that the data has been restored correctly, you may need to make adjustments or updates to the data to bring it up-to-date with the current state of the database.

How C² TDM Can Help

C² TDM allows you to rewind to pivotal points easily by bookmarking the RDS database at various points in time to perform your testing. With C² TDM, bookmark as often or as little, giving you the power you need to rewind to pivotal points easily. Manage your test data and experiments through our time-machine-designed user interface. Once you’re done, delete the bookmarks.

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Overall, rewinding to pivotal points in a database can be important for data recovery, auditing, analysis, and debugging purposes. By having the ability to go back to a specific point in time, you can ensure the integrity of the data, identify issues, and improve the overall quality of your database.