Data Recovery

Database Best Practices Part 3

This is the third and final installment of my three-part series on database best practices. A best practice is a technique or method that has been proven more effective than others. Best practices are useful in almost every industry. However, it is important to remember that they exist by consensus and are often hotly debated. In this series I share several of the commonly accepted best practices regarding database design and maintenance. Database Best Practices Series – First...

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Quick tips to tackle “unsupported compression method” error messages when working with zip files

The popularity of zip files has led to the proliferation of numerous zip archive applications. While you may be familiar with some of the leading names such as WinZip and WinRaR, there are countless other zip applications that you may not be familiar with. Many of these of applications or certain versions tend to support compression methods which are typically not supported by all zip archive applications. What causes an unsupported compression method error message When an user decides to...

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3 Stages of Outlook Repair

Outlook OST and PST files can become corrupted for many reasons, the primary one being a forced or sudden shutdown of the program or system. If this happens, before beginning on the three stages to recover Outlook files, make sure that the system is repaired first, or the same thing will happen again. System failure most often results from a conflict or corruption originating in a 3rd party driver, firmware failure, or part of the Disk Subsystem failing. Once the system is stable, then you can...

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