Almost every business organization is built on data and its analysis. Today, thanks to ever increasing technology, collection of data has become easy. But then, the challenges of managing such data are complex.
Data management involves:
- Collection of data from various sources,
-· - Storage of such data,
-· - Accessibility to such data,
-· - Retrieval and use of data and information,
-· - Recovery of data should some problem areas arise.
There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that data management will also entail additional aspects such as preserving the confidentiality of the âcontributorsâ of such data and ensuring that private information does not fall into the hands of people who will misuse it. However, probably one of the most important aspects of data management is data recovery itself.
What are data recovery services?
The term data recovery applies to all the processes that come into play when storage media gets corrupted. Recovering all the data that has been stored on such storage media can only be done by organizations who are experts in data recovery services. Typically, data recovery services encompass almost every type of storage device including:
-· - CDs,
-· - DVDs,
-· - Flash drives,
-· - Tapes,
-· - SSD or solid-state drives and
-· - Every other device used by business organization.
Why use data recovery services?
Despite the best possible business policies and processes that can govern data management and storage, a business organization might still find itself with damaged storage devices. More often than not, the causes for such data corruption or loss are extremely sophisticated. And recovery of data becomes a job that can only be done by an expert.
In fact, there are quite a few instances where the business organization has tried to retrieve the data by itself and has caused even more harm to the storage devices. Thus, it is indeed the job of an expert to conduct data recovery services and therefore, this is the biggest benefit of using a firm that is an expert in this regard.
Why does data loss occur?
This question is really important because, data recovery services depend largely on the reason for data loss. Data loss or data corruption happens because of the following reasons, to name a few:
-· - Accidents and human error,
-· - Malware and viruses that have broken through the companyâs firewall,
-· - Physical damage that may occur when the storage devices are being transported from one place to another,
-· - Natural disasters which may cause fire or even flooding in the physical location where the storage devices have been stored and
-· - Failures in operating systems, hardware and other software.
Methods of data recovery
A data recovery services expert will deploy specific methods of data recovery depending on the degree and type of damage that has been done.
Some of the most popularly deployed methods of data recovery include:
-· - Repairing the hardware such as a damaged PC Board or a printed circuit board,
-· - Using a disk imaging process to replace damaged parts,
-· - Rectifying corrupted partitions and file systems with specialized software,
-· - Using online methods to recover data,
-· - Repairing damaged media files if they are the reason for data corruption,
-· - Using remote access methods and technology to recover data that has been corrupted or lost.
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