Part II: Why backups fail and what to do next

We’ve been taking a look at the many ways a backup can fail and what you can do about it. So far, human error and the failures of hardware, media, and file management have been discussed as common reasons for backup failures. Take a look at other common sources of backup failures and what you can do to salvage your data: Software failure Software failure happens when you’re using software that is out of date, or your software was rather complicated to configure. One wrong option...

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Why backups fail and what to do next

There’s a reason why backups have become such an important strategy for data recovery: with such a complicated system, there are many chances for something to go wrong, causing frustrating data loss and corruption. Whether you have lost your personal Excel files or MDF database files that many people rely on, backups can be key—but they are not infallible, and when they fail, it’s important to have a backup plan. Take a look at these common causes of backup failure: Human...

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SQL Recovery Frequently Asked Questions

Every database administrator knows how important it is to have a fast and efficient backup plan in case of file loss or corruption. Many businesses and other services rely on their database to supply information to their consumers and personnel, and so data loss and corruption issues must be handled quickly. If you are looking into strategies for data loss prevention, check out these commonly asked questions regarding sql recovery: How do MDF files become corrupted? MDF files become...

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