5 Most Common Types of Server Data Disasters

For businesses, it’ll be quite frightening if data disasters occur to their servers. Thus it is essential for your businesses to figure out the types of server data disasters and then make some preparations. This article will introduce 5 of them.

It’s unquestionable truth that data disaster is inevitable. So your businesses should develop a data disaster plan according to the potential threats around your data. You should bear in mind that data disasters can happen in a flash without extra time for your IT department to combat.

Server Data Disasters

When it comes to data disaster plan, one of must-haves must be consistent and up-to-date data backups. For example, if someone would like to prevent Outlook data loss, backing up the Outlook data files is the most effective means. As long as with the backed up files, even if Outlook crashes, corrupted Outlook data still can be recovered readily. Simply like Outlook data backup, businesses should also back up the server data. After guaranteeing the server data backups, businesses can begin to formulate the different emergency plans depending on varying server data disasters. Here are 5 most common categories of them.

1. Partition/File System Damage Disasters

The first is the data disaster from partition, volume or file system corruptions. In an instance of file system, it can get corrupt owing to system crashes, automatic system repair, incorrect partition management settings or built-in “behind-the –screen” utilities. It is apparent that once the file system or partition malfunctions, data will get corrupt and even permanently missing.

2. Specific File Corruption Disasters

Although the file system keeps working fine, data can get corrupt on its own. Your businesses must have your own databases. While you’ve taken a myriad of measures to maintain your databases, it still can get compromised due to diverse internal or external causes, like corrupted user files, compromised information store files and so on. Hence, keep cautious when handling files.

3. Hardware Related Disasters

Hardware related disaster is one of the widely known types of data disasters. All the hardware in your server requires cautious treat. Otherwise, they will fail. It can occur from incorrect server hardware upgrades, failed drive array controller, and faulty migration to a new storage array system and so forth. In a nutshell, all the operations with the server hardware demand professional knowledge and experience. Don’t let amateurs get close touch with your server.

4. Software Related Disasters

Your business’s server must work along with much system software. If something bad occurs when dealing with business system software, the server can go on strike. To be honest, this type of disasters not only involve your business system software, it can also occur from the faults of other software. For example, your antivirus software detects and tries to delete some suspect files but it fails. In this case, the data can get deleted or overwritten.

5. Human Error Disasters

For home users, a common human mistake must be accidental deletion. In terms of business server, it is unavoidable too. In addition, there are many other human errors, including mistakenly restoring backup data onto the location that you lost data, thereby overwritten the original data. And there are some worse cases that the entire operating system gets overwritten during you reinstall the OS.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including repair corrupt mdf and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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