The golden rule when dealing with data is to always have a backup. But backups may not necessarily be the best solution when you lose data. In certain situations, restoring from an old backup is not the answer because it may take too long, the lost files are few in number, or you need immediate file access. No one wants the hassle of restoring the entire drive for the sake of a few Excel files.
What Is Data Recovery?
There are various recovery techniques depending on the type of data loss. An expert may use one technique when dealing with hardware failure and another one to recover accidentally deleted files. It is possible to recover data from a variety of storage devices, including USB drives, internal and external hard drives, and memory cards. These recovery techniques come in handy when:
- Files are deleted by accident
- A storage drive is formatted without removing stored files
- The system fails to boot
- Hardware fails
The simplest technique to get your data back is to restore a deleted file from the recycle bin. Most users are familiar with this technique. Provided the bin hasn’t been emptied recently, it is possible to recover files days or even weeks after deletion.
What Can You Do When You Lose Data?
Many users panic when they realize that they’ve accidentally deleted a file or their hard disk has failed. Your employees may try to recover the data on their own only to make the situation worse. Any disk operations carried out after the data loss can reduce the possibility of recovery. The best thing you can do is to stop using the computer immediately. Take the device to experts for examination and subsequent recovery.
There are many companies offering recovery services but not all of them are familiar with enterprise-level data systems. Make sure to choose a reputable vendor with a proven record of accomplishment in handling sensitive business data.
The use of data backup services is essential in today’s work environment. Able-One Systems is an IT solutions provider that focuses on data backups and recovery. If you wish to learn more about our services, feel free to contact us at any time.