The History Of Data Deduplication
RecoverySoft / October 11, 2018

Data deduplication has been around, at least in its most primitive form, since the 1970’s. It initially started because companies wanted to store large amount of customer contact information without using a large amount of storage space. One of the first ideas was to go through and remove duplicate data. For example, a company might have an address for shipping, and an address for billing to a given customer. In these cases, those identical addresses would be combined into one file. This was done by data entry clerks who would review the data line by line and get rid of duplicates. Of course, the amount of personnel needed to do this was extensive and it took a very long time. Sometimes, the data deduplication process would take months to complete. However, considering that most of this occurred on hard copy, it wasn’t a major problem. The big problems cam along when computer use became widespread in office environments. With computers in wide use and the explosion of the internet, the amount of data available exploded as well. Backup systems were created to ensure that companies would not lose all their data. As time went by, floppy discs and other external…

Disaster Recovery Plan
RecoverySoft / September 22, 2018

A disaster recovery plan is a documented process to recover and protect a business IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster. Basically, it provides a clear idea on various actions to be taken before, during and after a disaster. Disasters are natural or man-made. Examples include industrial accidents, oil spills, stampedes, fires, nuclear explosions / nuclear radiation and acts of war etc. Other types of man-made disasters include the more cosmic scenarios of catastrophic global warming, nuclear war, and bioterrorism whereas natural disasters are earthquakes, floods, heat waves, hurricanes / cyclones, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, tornadoes and landslides, cosmic and asteroid threats . Disaster can not be eliminated, but proactive preparation can mitigate data loss and disruption to operations. Organizations require a disaster recovery plan that includes formal plan to consider the impacts of disruptions to all essential business processes and their dependencies. Phase wise plan consists of the precautions to minimize the effects of a disaster so the organization can continue to operate or quickly resume mission-critical functions. The Disaster Recovery Plan is to be prepared by the Disaster Recovery Committee, which includes representatives from all critical departments or areas of the department's functions. The committee should have at…

Your Best Bet For Data Backup: Choosing the Right Strategy
RecoverySoft / September 1, 2018

When it comes to backing up your sensitive data, there are a number of strategies that you can use. The key is to choose the method that will provide you with the level of protection you require, while being easy enough to ensure that it can be used regularly and efficiently. There are three main computer back up strategies; back up to local media, online or cloud backup and private cloud backup. Local Media Backup Local media backup involves backing up your data onto a storage device that is located close to your computer system. Local media storage devices include things like external hard drives, USB flash drives, or CD / DVD-RW disks. In most cases, you simply install data backup software, connect the storage device to your computer and follow the program instructions. The advantage of using local media backup is that it is simple, efficient and relatively low-cost. Your data is secure, provided you keep it in your possession or physically well guarded at all times. Another plus is the accessibility of your data. You can backup or retrieve your data at any time and quickly transfer it to its desired location. The disadvantages of local media backup…

Data Recovery Services – Be Wary of Cheap Prices
RecoverySoft / August 15, 2018

Data recovery is a specialized, complicated process. Proper hard drive recovery can require manipulation of data at the sector level, transplantation of internal components and various other procedures. These techniques are very involved and require not only talented, knowledgeable technicians, but also an extensive inventory of disk drives to use for parts when necessary and clean facilities to conduct the work. Unfortunately these factors mean that, in most cases, recovery services are quite expensive. Technician training, hard drive inventories and special equipment all come with a cost. If you search for disk recovery services, you will likely find several smaller companies that offer hard disk data recovery for a fraction of the prices typically quoted by larger, more experienced organizations. These companies often operate from small offices or, in some cases, private homes. They do not possess clean room facilities, large disk drive inventories or many other pieces of equipment necessary to successfully complete most hard drive recovery cases. When you take into account all of the training, parts and facilities necessary, you can see how it is impossible for a company to charge $ 200 for a hard drive recovery and not operate at a loss. What these companies…

How To Permanently Delete Files?
RecoverySoft / August 5, 2018

To permanently delete a file it is not enough to press delete or to empty the recycle bin. Operating systems like Windows or Mac OS delete the file by marking it invisible and by releasing the disk space it was using. In fact, it is impossible to delete the file, you can only overwrite it with some other data. This basic principle of computer file system is used to undelete files. If we have, for example, accidentally deleted some file, we can recover it by using some undelete tool. If the data was not overwritten we can get the original file back as it was prior to deletion. For many computer users this behavior of files is not problematic. We don’t care what happens with the files after they are deleted. But there are cases when we care or at least we should care. When we would like to dump the old computer or donate it to somebody we don’t want to leave all the files on the disk. Deleting them or even formatting the disk does not solve the problem. With simple recovery tools it is possible to recover formatted partitions and deleted files. This is a problem because…

Data Recovery Services – Be Wary of Cheap Prices
RecoverySoft / August 4, 2018

Data recovery is a specialized, complicated process. Proper hard drive recovery can require manipulation of data at the sector level, transplantation of internal components and various other procedures. These techniques are very involved and require not only talented, knowledgeable technicians, but also an extensive inventory of disk drives to use for parts when necessary and clean facilities to conduct the work. Unfortunately these factors mean that, in most cases, recovery services are quite expensive. Technician training, hard drive inventories and special equipment all come with a cost. If you search for disk recovery services, you will likely find several smaller companies that offer hard disk data recovery for a fraction of the prices typically quoted by larger, more experienced organizations. These companies often operate from small offices or, in some cases, private homes. They do not possess clean room facilities, large disk drive inventories or many other pieces of equipment necessary to successfully complete most hard drive recovery cases. When you take into account all of the training, parts and facilities necessary, you can see how it is impossible for a company to charge $ 200 for a hard drive recovery and not operate at a loss. What these companies…

What Do Rats Eat?
RecoverySoft / August 3, 2018

Rats eat a wide variety of food. They have voracious appetites and will eat almost anything. They are true omnivorous scavengers, but mostly prefer grain, livestock feed, and meat. Rats have also been known to eat soap, leather, furs, candy, milk, meat, vegetables, poultry, eggs, grain, seeds, fruit, nuts, snails and other rodents. A rat can eat a third of its body weight each day. The rat’s main important consumption is water, as it cannot survive long without it. Rats need 1/2 to 1 ounce of water daily. Two main types of rats, brown rats and black rats eat about the same things. But there are slight differences in preferences between the two. Brown rats or Norway rats eat nearly any type of food, but they prefer high-quality foods such as meat and fresh grain. These rats require 1/2 to 1 fluid ounce of water daily when feeding on dry food. Rats have keen taste, hearing, and sense of smell. Roof rats or black rats generally prefer vegetables, fruits and grain, and consume 1/2 to 1 ounce food per day from various sources. They do not readily accept meat or fish. They like cereal grains, chopped apples, sweet potatoes, melons,…

Access Denied Error – Learn to Fix Access Denied Error Messages
RecoverySoft / August 2, 2018

Are you receiving an error “Folder is not accessible–Access is denied” on your Windows XP Professional PC? This type of problem occurs when you have recently installed or upgraded your PC to Windows XP OR the folder was created on NTFS. Error continues to occur even submitting the correct login credentials. To fix this issue below are few steps to first simple file share and then take ownership of the folder which is throwing error. a) Click on My Computer b) From Tools menu select Folder Option c) Locate View tab and clear Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box in advanced settings and click on OK d) Go to the properties of the folder which is throwing error e) Go to Security tab, click Advanced button and then display the Owner tab f) From the name list select your user name and then select Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box g) OK By doing so you may receive an error You do not have permission to read the contents of directory Folder Name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control? All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes. h)…

PDF File Recovery From Formatted Hard Drives
RecoverySoft / July 8, 2018

Data recovery from different file formats involves different procedures. Portable Document Format (PDF) enables users to protect their file modification and thereby, avoids misinterpretation of data. You can create your PDF file from an existing word document by clicking a few buttons. This article is about restoring your corrupted or damaged PDF. Restoring a PDF from the Recycle Bin is one way of recovering your data. Some users will need to recover their formatted PDFs. There is a different procedure for extracting data from a deleted, formatted PDF file. As we know, the deleted data is never actually lost. Its address is free for some other data, but the deleted data remains on hard disk at some other location. Diskgetor recovery tool is useful for extracting deleted data from formatted hard disks. Diskgetor can also extract PDF files from SD cards, memory cards and USB drives. It is a powerful utility tool, which can even recover data that has been washed out from the Recycle Bin. It is a tool used by professionals. Two ways of recovering PDF document: • You can recover the formatted partition and then, extract the PDF files from that partition. • Extract PDF data without…

How to Transfer Files and Settings From a Windows XP PC to Windows 7 With an External Hard Drive
RecoverySoft / July 3, 2018

How to Transfer Files and Settings Between two Windows PCs This article is to demonstrate a way to transfer data from a Windows XP or Vista computer to a Windows 7 computer using Windows Easy Transfer (WET). Windows Easy Transfer is a file transferring program included in new versions of Microsoft Windows operating system which allows the moving of files and settings between two computers. The program assists migration of Windows XP or Windows Vista to ac computer running Windows 7. It makes easy for you to copy files and settings from Windows XP or Vista. You can also use this program to transfer data between two computers which run Windows 7. 1- Hardware requirements: To transfer data, you can use LAN (Local Area Network), USB drive, external hard drive and CD, DVD or Windows Easy Transfer cable. On this article, we will show how to transfer data with external hard drive. Things you need: External hard drive; Two computers: one with Windows XP or Vista, one with Windows 7. 2. Data transferring: The purpose is to copy WET to your Win XP computer and let it copy files and settings. Firstly, connect your external hard drive to the Windows…