Losing data can be devastating. It’s time to take a proactive approach and make sure that data recovery is something you feel confident in. There are many ways data loss can happen, and it often starts with a hard drive disaster. Learn how to prevent data loss from happening by following these simple steps, as well as how to recover data if the worst does happen!
5 Steps to Prevent Data Loss:
- Back up data on a regular basis. Choose the frequency depending on how often data changes and your budget for storage space. Schedule automated backups if possible, or make it part of your routine so you don’t forget!
- Document what data is backed up in case anything happens to the backup tapes/disks. If data were unavailable from one backup, it’s important that we know where else data may be found along with when it was last updated and by whom. It is also wise to note any data elements that are not included in backups as necessary (such as financial records). This documentation should serve as an insurance policy in the event files cannot be recovered due to factors outside our control.
- Protect data from loss by encrypting it with a password, preferably one that is difficult to guess and has variety in the characters used. If possible, use an encryption tool that can be set to automatically encrypt data at a specified time.
- Backup data on different media types, such as CDs and DVDs, external hard drives, flash drives or USB sticks – this will make data recovery possible in case any one type of backup fails for some reason.
- Store data on at least two separate hard disks of different types (one disk should be stored offsite). This can help prevent data loss in case either drive fails completely during a power outage and cannot be recovered without special equipment because all data was only on those drives. It also provides redundancy in the event something happens to both copies of your backed-up data at once!
Steps to Recover Data:
- Prioritize data based on the severity of its loss/impact. This may include determining if certain data is absolutely necessary before deciding what action should be taken with other parts of it that are less crucial – like backing up lost files after more important ones have been restored from backups. If you’re not sure which data needs restoring first, use the following order: recent work documents; financial records; client information; digital offers data recovery features for any encrypted files that become inaccessible due to user error or data corruption/damage.
- Attempt data restoration with data recovery software first, using the data that is most recent and has been backed up.
If data recovery fails or data loss cannot be recovered from, contact a professional data recovery company like Wholesale Computers and Technology for assistance in case one of the steps above did not work! We have advanced equipment to salvage lost files – even if they’ve been deleted at least once.
Data Recovery Solutions by Wholesale Computers and Technology
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