Data Recovery Tips for the Workplace
Most organizations that experience any form of data loss end up in panic mode. Because decisions have to be made fast, they end up doing the wrong things and in turn spend a lot of time and money on data recovery. At gigE, we can help you recover virtually all forms of data you can possibly imagine. In this post, we’ll share with you what to do and what to avoid at all costs in the event of data loss.
Don’t open hardware
If you’ve lost data on your hard drive, your instincts may tell you to open it and check out if there’s anything that needs your attention. We always discourage this completely. This is because hard drives are very sensitive components that need to be handled by qualified and experienced data recovery engineers. You need proper tools and the right environment to open certain hardware.
Installing data recovery software on same drive
Some people will rush to download and install data recovery software on a drive or file where they lost their data in the first place. What happens is that you end up overwriting the recovery software with the installation. This may even result in additional data loss.
Always seek professional help
It’s tempting to rush to the internet to search about data recovery processes and try to implement them on your machine. However, it’s always important to seek professional help if you are unsure of what you’re doing. You can learn the basic data recovery techniques online but make sure you ask for help when you need it. Experts are familiar with different kinds of hard drives, configurations and controllers. They know just the kind of data recovery process that would work best for your situation.
Back up data early and often
Having a solid data back up plan is important to prevent data loss in your workplace. If you have an IT department, they will probably be responsible for enterprise information such as emails on your servers in the event of a loss. But it always pays to ensure that the data is adequately backed up often and in good time.
Stay away from common myths on data recovery
Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation on data recovery that can ruin costly hardware and software. For instance, you need to stay away from common home remedies to recover data that have absolutely no grounds. Your friends may advise you to put the hard drive in a freezer and then spin it up. Doing this can cause moisture to find its way inside the drive and ruin it completely. Ask a professional for tips and advice if you ever need it.
Before you rush to repair a damaged database, make sure you create a backup copy of all the database files. This ensures that you don’t expose yourself to further data loss incase items in the databases are deleted or if some of them cannot be recovered. Get a professional to give you all the help you need.