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 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…

Understanding File Shredding and the Wipe Disk Process
RecoverySoft / June 13, 2018

File shredding, which is also referred to as file wiping or as wipe disk, is a process that involves securely deleting a computer file. Through file shredding, the information that was saved on the file cannot be retrieved by any means. There are a couple methods you can use to shred a file. One of these methods is to use special file shredder software, while the other method is to write a “secure delete” demand. If you simply write a “delete” command, the saved information can be retrieved with the right software and computer skills. This is because it is considered a waste of resources to completely delete a file. Therefore, when a file is deleted within an operating system, the space previously occupied by the saved information will simply be marked as a available and the file is removed from the directory. The actual contents, however, remain on the disk. This also makes it possible for files that have been deleted to be restored and recovered. This can easily be accomplished with the “undelete” command. In order to conduct file shredding, the file must actually be overwritten several times. As such, a file that has undergone defragmentation cannot be…

How to Fix ‘0xc0000218’ Stop Error in Microsoft Windows?
RecoverySoft / May 31, 2018

Windows Registry is one of the most important parts of the Microsoft Windows operating system. It is a database, which stores all the configuration options and settings of Windows. Registry also contains settings for the low-level OS components and applications, that run on Windows platform, such as services, device drivers, kernel, user interface, SAM, and third-party software. In case this hierarchical database gets damaged, your system may not boot and you may not be able to access Windows partitions on the drive. This behavior of Windows operating system leads to critical partition loss. In order to recover lost partitions in such cases, you need to opt for Windows Partition Recovery. Consider, one fine day, when you start your Windows-based computer, and come across the following Stop error message: Stop 0xc0000218 (0xe11a30e8, 0x00000000, 0x000000000,0x00000000)UNKNOWN_HARD_ERROR Or Stop: 0xc0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file):SystemRootSystem32ConfigSYSTEM or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable. After the above error, system boot process fails. In order to sort out this problem, you need to find out the actual cause of this problem and perform Partition Recovery by sorting it out. Grounds of the issue The above behavior occurs…

Can Data Be Recovered from an Erased Hard Disk Drive?
RecoverySoft / March 23, 2018

With each incident of sensitive personal data being found on computer hard disks, whether it be celebrity bank details or Government records, the debate about hard disk erasure heats up. The removal of data from computer systems is an area where scare stories frequently emerge. Statements such as "you can not remove all of the data from a hard disk" have been made about by renamed figures in the world of data recovery and computer forensics. Is it true that you can not clean data from a hard disk drive? Can forensic experts and Government spooks get the data back, regardless of what data erasure technique has been used? What is Hard Drive Erasure? True data erasure is where a dedicated degaussing mechanism is used to flip all of the bits on a magnetic material so that no trace of data remains. Data erasure software does not actually erase, it replaces data with other data, so removing the information that you no longer want to be stored. Why Erase Data? Deletion of a file from a hard disk drive does not, in most instances, do anything to the data it simply removes an entry that tells the operating system where…

Peer Mentoring and Mental Health Recovery
RecoverySoft / March 21, 2018

A peer mentor is typically seen as someone to look up to in a professional sense; someone who knows the ropes, someone to guide you, someone to protect you from making the mistakes they made, and someone to go to when you are unsure or need advice. Peer mentors exist at the school level with upper classmen mentoring underclassmen, and are a well established institution in numerous professions. Recently, however, the use of peer mentors in the mental healthcare field has found its way into American practices. Interestingly enough, peer mentors for mental health recovery treatment plans differ quite remarkably in reference to their duties between the American model of support and that developed by practitioners in the United Kingdom. In cutting-edge American mental health facilities, one is beginning to notice the development of peer support groups and peer mentors. These peer mentors are mental healthcare consumers well on their way to successful recovery who have been employed by the facility that are receiving care from to help those at lower functional levels with similar diagnosis. The benefits implicit therein are that the peer mentor has first-hand knowledge of what the mentee is experiencing. They understand the withdrawal pains. They…

Recover Deleted Files – Windows XP
RecoverySoft / March 15, 2018

We all need a way to recover deleted files, Windows XP users as well. But is there really a way, and does it matter how deleted our files may be? After all, me may delete a file and not realize it until the recycle bin has been purged – worse yet, we might get a monstrously destructive virus from off of the internet, freezing up our PCs and leaving us with no other alternative but to completely start over, formatting our hard drive, and reinstalling our operating system. That right there, is just about as deleted as you can possibly get, am I right? Well, even this is no problem, as data actually never really leaves your system… it’s always on your hard drive in one form or another. To recover deleted files (Windows XP users, or VISTA users, or anyone), all you really need is to coax it out of your computer somehow. This leads people to think one would have to be some kind of geeky computer hacker in order to recover deleted files. Windows XP, Windows VISTA, or even Windows 98 it really just makes no difference, you do not need to have elite hacking skills in…