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:
- Over ACOUSTIC BOXES;
- 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
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
With many businesses moving in the way of using technology in their field, there is a large amount of data that needs to be stored. These information is critical in keeping the business running and may cause a collapse if something bad happens to it. This is why a data backup is needed in case something bad happens to the data. It is absolutely important that data backup is done because a lot of accidents can cause damage on essential hardware. Things such as fire and flood can wipe out your business entire database and that would have a huge effect when you start your business again.
Accidents do happen and this is the main reason why backing up your data is absolutely essential. In this day and age, where extra data storage is cheap, there’s no excuse to having … Read the rest
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
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