When it comes to data recovery, the majority of people will feel annoying. Virtually, adhering to the 5 smart tips introduced in this article, you will be able to utterly change your mind about data recovery.
In accordance with relevant statistics, small and medium-sized businesses are going through six data disasters in one year on average. And the top 3 causes are respectively power failures, natural disasters as well as cyber-attacks. Facing the grim situation, it is imperative to get familiar with data recovery. Here are 5 data recovery tips you must keep in mind and put into practice.
1. Back up Your Data on a Regular Basis
You must have heard a lot about data backups. Well, it indeed sounds cliché. But I should promise that a regular and updated data backup must be able to save you a ton of headache. For instance, if you back up Outlook data periodically, when data disaster hits, you can repair Outlook easily. Therefore, to recover data more effectively, you should keep backing up all of your critical data, no matter by Windows’ built-in backup tool or the other backup solutions. Also, it is necessary to test your backups, ensuring that they can work normally. Moreover, if possible, you had better hold at least one backup offsite.
2. Prepare a Complete Data Recovery Plan
Equal to data backups, a data recovery plan is badly needed as well. You should take all possible emergencies into account and then design varying solutions to them in plan. Also, all the relevant details, such as backup solutions, contingency plans, available resources and role assignments, should be written in paper documents instead of in theories. Furthermore, you should also test the plan in real scenarios, verifying if the plan can meet a variety of challenges. Keep correcting its shortcomings and improve it constantly.
3. Keep Calm When Data Is Missing
Generally speaking, when someone discovers that his or her critical data files are missing, he or she will feel desperate and almost go mad. Nevertheless, this kind of reaction is considerably reasonless. Actually you should calm down, and think about whether you have moved them to other places by mistake. Plus, you can try to find them by search field in “Start Menu”, or have a look at the recycle bin on your computer.
4. Resort to Professionals in the Event of Severe Data Disaster
When confronted with unanticipated data disaster, you may search and refer to various suggestions on Internet. However, you may find that most of them are promoting third party recovery service or software. Sometimes, they can really resolve your issues. But there are hidden dangers within it. If you attempt a recovery by yourself with the help of an unreliable tool, it will lead to further damage and even permanent data loss. Therefore, in order to prevent the risks, you are better off consulting with professionals if you are not 100% sure of a “do it yourself” recovery.
5. Get Some Basic Knowledge about Data Recovery
It is apparent that you need to learn some basic knowledge about so-called “data recovery”, not the tedious internal principles but some vital tricks. For example, with respect to hard drive data recovery, you should know to identify if a drive is dying, which will increase the success rate of drive data recovery. In addition, you should also learn how to maintain the hard drive, lengthening its lifespan to a great extent.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com