7 Ways to Prepare Your Data Center for a Natural Disaster
RecoverySoft / June 22, 2018

No one wants to think about a disaster crippling or even destroying their data center. But even as hurricane season has ended for Atlantic and Gulf Coast states, wildfires are raging in Southern California. Earthquakes are an ever-present danger. Disaster planning is moving higher up in the priority list for many data center managers. Disaster recovery (DR) planning typically focuses on data protection and application availability. Most organizations consider the information maintained on servers and storage devices to be infinitely more valuable than the technology itself. However, DR plans should also include provisions for protecting equipment from physical damage. Location: Ideally, data centers would be located in a geographic area that’s not prone to natural disaster. That’s seldom possible, so organizations must do the best they can to isolate it from any disaster that does occur. That means locating the room in an interior room or at least as far away from windows as possible. In areas where hurricanes and tornadoes are the greatest threat, an underground location may be the best option (unless flooding is a problem). In earthquake zones, it’s critical to select a well-constructed building that’s compliant with the latest codes. Backup Power: Power outages are a…

When Data Recovery Becomes Impossible
RecoverySoft / April 16, 2018

Data Recovery Can Sometimes Becomes Unfeasible And Unable To Realize: If you have a hard drive that has crashed, the most important thing you can do is contact a data recovery professional immediately. Make sure you aren’t being charged evaluation fees if you have a standard IDE hard drive. Most companies only charge evaluation fees for complex RAID and network server drives. It is important to do your homework, call and talk with the companies. When you find one that you feel comfortable with, give them a chance. Your hardest job, may be finding data recovery firms that actually have someone available to answer the phones. Ask questions and be sure to have the following information available: Size of the drive, Operating system (i.e. Windows 98, Windows XP, etc.), Situation of failure (what happened just before the drive stopped working), is the drive recognized by the computer or not. Lost Data can be recovered: Whether you own your own business or work for someone that does you’ll find that data protection is one of the smartest and safest approaches you can take to ensure the profitability and livelihood of your business. When dealing with data recovery and protection it is…