Business Disaster Recovery

April 4, 2018

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Technology is becoming increasingly necessary and crucial for the business world. It does not matter what type of business we’re talking about – everyone, from huge multinational corporations to small business run from home, uses computers now to get the jobs done. Bookkeeping, accounting, orders, shipping and receiving, financial records, customer and client records, product lists and catalogs, and more are all stored on computers and that makes those computers and the data contained on them crucial components of any size enterprise’s day to day operating.

But computers are not infallible. They are subject to crashes, so smart business owners make sure to back up their data in case something like that happens, whether they use an external hard drive or a stack of discs to get the job done. Unfortunately, while that is an important step to take in making sure your business is secure, those external drives and discs are still potentially not secure enough – if a disaster, be it man made or natural, occurs, then not only can the computer itself be ruined, so can those backup drives and storage discs.

And that’s why disaster recovery is extremely important for companies both large and small. “Disaster recovery” refers to the plan that you put into place that will ensure your data and company’s technological infrastructure remains intact or can be put back up and running as quickly as possible in the event of a flood, fire, earthquake, or other type of disaster, as well as man made “disaster,” like mass employee walk-out, accidents, sabotage, a burglary, hackers, and more. If your company does not have a plan like this put together and ready to go, then you risk losing your business if something should happen, and that is not something anyone wants.

To put a good disaster recovery plan into place, you need to identify the most important aspects of your business and the technology it uses and determine what you can afford to lose and what you can’t. If all of your customer records and other important files are contained on one computer, make sure it is all backed up on an external drive, and then go one step further and have it backed up remotely. Offsite and online PC backup services are invaluable resources for the small business, because they ensure that all of your data is safe and sound in another location – often out of state – so that if something happens to the computer and the building it’s in, you can still get access to your data. Further steps to take are to get quality surge protectors that will minimize any damage power surges can inflict on your equipment, getting good fire extinguishers and fire alarms in place, and making sure that all of the computers you use have up to date anti virus software. Depending on the size of your business, you may even want to go so far as to get a backup generator in case power to the building is ever interrupted at a crucial point in time, so everything stays up and running. Being prepared and having a disaster recovery plan put into place will minimize the damage done to your business in the event a disaster occurs.

25 Comments

  • MWB Gaming April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    i just had a brand new ST1000LM035-1RK172 1tb external drive fail on me less than 24 hours after i bought it (ironically it was being used to backup the data off a failing backup drive)

    first it gave me a smart caution alert (CrystalDiskInfo)
    reallocated sectors: 2
    current pending sectors: 86
    uncorrectable sectors:86

    so i immediately started flushing data onto my internal SSD just incase the drive failed completely, and almost on cue, the drive started to fail after about 150GB was transferred

    now the smart caution alert says this (it takes about 5 min just to get the smart data)
    reallocated sectors: 2
    current pending sectors: 426
    uncorrectable sectors:426

    windows still recognizes the drive and i can open the drive but as soon as i try to open or copy any files, windows explorer locks up and i have to unplug it to get windows to respond again

    what would you think is the most likely cause of the problem?
    physical drive failure
    seagate shenanigans
    external drive enclosure failure

  • Joshua Herbert April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    8:12 spit on the non believers

  • XantheFIN April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Good that there is security features. I like it!

  • BrAiNee Bug April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    i use realterm to fix some disks ūüôā you have a very nice program for this… maybe ask seagate for an unlocked firmware ?

  • Henry Thoreau April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    This is like a Hospital selling their funeral home services when you walk in the ER. Pretty fucked up. You look under Seagate's 'services' menu, and this is their primary source of income. I ain't buyin from these motherfuckers again.

  • Matthew Ghali April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Just a little perspective here from one of the customers you're so valiantly fighting for.. I actually find it reassuring that Seagate is protecting my device. Knowing that any gomer isn't going to be able to modify configuration in firmware at a level invisible to the operating system seems pretty great to me.

    Imagine if you heard a PC repair person complaining that intel's trusted boot stuff makes his life harder, and that it must be a conspiracy against him. You'd probably chuckle, and write him off as a crank, right? You crying that Seagate ships devices with what I'd consider a minimum level of tamper resistance puts you in the same boat.

    Think for a moment about what's more important- the integrity of your customers' storage devices, at a very fundamental level; or your convenience and ability to turn a buck offering a service. You might want to reconsider this video if you really are so concerned for "the customer" as you say repeatedly in the video.

  • Baha Pjn April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    good thank

  • yoloswaggins42 April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    right to repair?

  • Haydon Beagley April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Yet more reasons why I don't like or trust Seagate.

  • grbloopers April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Series F3 locked command port?
    Unlock it like this:
    https://youtu.be/ySaVyrlHrhg

  • Capital City DJ Services Clinton Walford April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    I have the same 5tb. It won't show in windows, but makes a clicking noise. Any suggestions for me to recover the data myself? Cheers, Clinton

  • minimini537 April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Are WD or IBM/Hitachi drivers friendlier to data recovery or all drives are blocked like Seagate ?? Thanks !

  • Chris Fairnot April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Thx for posting this video…. I have the same model¬†# Hard drive¬†;¬† But I am experiencing¬† the click of death¬† not detected by windows.¬†¬† I was wondering does this " Diagnostic Port Locked " ¬†apply to my situation¬† or is it two separate things . if so¬†could my data be Recovered ?

  • TheComputerGeek010101001 April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Can you dump the firmware from a working 5TB drive of the same model and reverse-engineer the code?

  • TheComputerGeek010101001 April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    What did you NOT expect from Trashgate?

  • TSpider Keeper April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    If still got this Drive and did have windows you might need to run diskpart on it to unlock and allow it to be usable. Otherwise Seagate would be the customers hope though i think all HDD companies when sent drives back rather then recover data destroy it before working on any drive. Your problem might be the drive was locked by windows or mac or a possibility PC3000 is not yet compatible and can even be your Motherboard can not handle drives that size

  • Christopher Ryan April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    wow. They should be taken to court for bad business practices. The poor customer can't get their important data that is there life on the drive. Hopefully u can get a solution.

  • Ducksauce April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Damn you can brick a hd with capslock!

  • Mojahid DZ April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    my segate Hard drive 1Tb when i connet it no showing up in my computer how can i fixe it ?

  • Galaxy Chadha April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm
  • Imran Saeed April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    We are looking to setup Data Recovery center in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. We are considering to purchase PC3000 is it the best product for data recovery ?

  • cougar10ag April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    are you able to get into the WD mypassport external drives that have password security. mine is one of the ones that happened to randomly set a password and i can't get into it. WD doesn't care.

  • Amarbir's - Chandigarh Datarecovery Labs April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Hi Greg ,
    I hope i got your name correct .As You know well enough that seagate is locking access to their terminal and SA " System Area " .The Older Drives Like Lombard ,Grenada Family And The Latest Once You Got In Your Hand .Also Note That Their Latest One is The ST1000LM035 And ST2000LM007 Which Are Even Worse Then You Got .Customers Should Send Emails To Seagate And Someone should take them to court as how can a company prevent DATA Recovery Firms From Getting Customers Data Out And Seagate Themselves Are Providing Data Recovery ,So First According To Them Make Shitty Drives ,Then Lockout Other People From Doing Data Recovery And Then Make Money Doing Data Recovery on Shitty Drives ,Wake Up Customers Shop Using Shitty Brand Drives Like Seagate

  • shiva naga April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    which tools and softwares are you using for data recovery can you tell me I will buy it I am learning data recovery using YouTube and your channel please help me

  • Mauro April 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    So some seagate drives have it locked as well but there is a work around for it. Why did they lock does settings lol makes no sense. Let'a hope for a work around.

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