Tag Archives: data backup and recovery

7 Ways To Minimize Tape Failure

1) Always keep your tape:

  • Rewind to avoid having to do data recovery;
  • Inside the proper box (do not leave inside the video cassette);
  • In the vertical position.

2) Never leave the tapes near the following places:

  • On top of TVs, DVD players and other electronic equipment to avoid having data recovery software usage;
  • Exposed to the SUN;
  • Inside your video;
  • In HORIZONTAL position;
  • In places with DUST.

3) Remember, videotape is very sensitive and has a shelf life of 7 to 10 years (the more well preserved, the longer it will last!). Remember that there are data recovery services for when you need.

Basic Care with Your VHS:

4) If you are watching a video tape recorded on VHS and start seeing distortions and drizzles in the picture, do not blame your VCR, let alone … Read the rest

Data Recovery – What To Do When Dealing With Data Loss

Your average computer user doesn’t really understand how data storage works. Most of them just know that if you press a save button, it will just store in something called a ‘hard drive.’ They don’t actually know the science behind it and they don’t really care. As long as they can retrieve their files when they need it, it is all well and good.

Unfortunately, many of us will encounter data loss at some point in our lives. Depending on the extent of the data loss, it can leave a lasting mark on our daily lives. If the data you lose is a big part of your business for instance, it can negatively impact the way you process your business. Point is, you really can’t predict the impact of a data loss on your life until you experience it yourself.… Read the rest

How to Overcome Small Business Data Recovery Challenges

One of the biggest problems that every business is struggling with is doing data recovery after losing important data. This can really happen to anyone and any business and it’s important to make sure that you are able to overcome these data recovery challenges. If you know how to prevent data loss, you will not need to struggle with the recovery in the first place. Here are some ways on how you can prevent data loss from happening:

Making backups regularly

If you are making backups regularly you will not need to struggle with doing any data recovery with any small business. Any good IT specialist will tell a small business owner to do regular backup to prevent any data loss.

It is recommended to make backups at least once a week if you don’t have much data, but if … Read the rest

What Happens To The Files I Deleted On My Computer?

When you delete a file on a computer, it will be moved to the Recycle Bin or something similar (depends on the OS). The files that are sent to the Recycle Bin can easily be recovered if you wish to. If you need to fully erase the trace of the deleted file in your computer, you need to empty the Recycle Bin or delete that specific file from it. Once you delete the file there, it is now permanently deleted. However, the computer has a funny way of describing the file as being ‘permanently’ deleted. It isn’t really deleted permanently. In a sense, being deleted permanently just means that the file is still there but there is no way of reading the file.

Considering that, the file is still inside the hard drive. The only problem is it can’t be … Read the rest

Why Do You Need Data Backup

If you are on the fence on whether you should hire a data backup company, you  should ask yourself this one simple question – “Can my business run properly without all my critical data?”

If the answer is no, you should definitely get a data backup for your company. If somehow, against all odds, your answer is a firm yes, that is the only time I would advise not hiring a data backup company for your business. Even then, I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss data backup if I were you.

For this article, let’s focus on why your business needs data backup. Let’s face it, your data will be at risk sooner or later. The only thing you can do to limit the risk is to get additional safety measures to protect your data. It could be … Read the rest