Easy Guide to RAID Recovery
RecoverySoft / October 20, 2018

What is RAID RECOVERY? RAID stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks. It is a method of combining several hard drives into one unit. This method offers fault tolerance (the ability of a system to continue to perform functions even when one or more hard disk drives have failed) and higher protection against data loss than a single hard drive. Why do I need RAID RECOVERY? RAID provides real-time data recovery when a hard drive fails, increasing system uptime and network availability while protecting against loss of data. Another advantage of the system is that multiple disks working together increase overall system performance. Any individual or company could benefit from having a RAID RECOVERY system in place. Different Levels There are several different levels of RAID available. Each level offers various advantages in terms of data availability, cost and performance. Your best bet is to assess your needs in order to determine which level works best for you. The most popular RAID systems are the following: RAID 0 – Data striping (no data protection). The benefit of this system is that it offers the highest performance. RAID 1. Disk Mirroring (provides data protection by duplicating all data from a primary…

CSV vs XML vs JSON – Which is the Best Response Data Format?
RecoverySoft / October 19, 2018

Whether you are building a thin client (web application) or thick client (client-server application) at some point you are probably making requests to a web server and need a good data format for responses. As of today, there are three major data formats being used to transmit data from a web server to a client: CSV, XML, and JSON. In order to develop an application with a solid architecture, it’s a good idea to understand the differences between each format and know when to use them. The purpose of this post is to define each data format, lay out the pros and cons for each, and discover which situations work best with each format. CSV CSV stands for “comma separated values”. As the name implies, this data format is basically a list of elements separated by commas. Let’s say that your response is sending back a list of people in a particular family. The format would look like this: Eric,Andrea,Kusco Pros – This format is the most compact of all three formats. Generally speaking, CSV formats are about half the size of XML and JSON formats. This is the major advantage of CSV because it can help reduce bandwidth Cons…

Data Recovery Services – Be Wary of Cheap Prices
RecoverySoft / October 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…

Data Recovery Services – Be Wary of Cheap Prices
RecoverySoft / September 29, 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 Fix Windows Server 2008 Boot Loader
RecoverySoft / September 6, 2018

If the boot loader to your Windows Server 2008 machine gets corrupted or deleted for whatever reason, it really is a painstaking process to get it fixed. The boot loader to my machine got deleted somehow while I was resizing partitions. After scouring the web, I could not find anything on rebuilding the boot loader for Windows Server 2008. All I could find were instructions to restore a Windows Vista boot loader but luckily, the process for Server 2008 is similar. Due to the lack of recovery tools on the Server 2008 installation CD, the boot loader must be rebuilt manually. For this guide, I’m going to assume your installation has a drive letter of C:. Insert the Server 2008 installation CD into your DVD-ROM. Restart your computer and boot from the CD. Choose to repair your computer, then open the command prompt. At the command prompt, use the following commands: c: cd boot bootsect /nt60 c: /force /mbr bootrec /rebuildbcd After using the “bootrec /rebuldbcd” command, you will be prompted to accept a Windows installation. Accept the installation, then wait for the process to finish. Once it’s done, reboot your comptuer and you should have a boot loader ready…

How to Select the Best Backup Software
RecoverySoft / September 3, 2018

Understanding why we need to use backup software is one thing, and in some cases understanding the backup software itself can be a completely different ball game, however, this does not have to be the situation in all cases. In fact there are some very user-friendly backup software solutions available with some great benefits. So when you are selecting your backup utility how can you be sure you are selecting what is best for your needs? Firstly you need to take into account your technical knowledge of computer backup programs; If you are not highly educated in this area, as most of us are not, it would be a crazy option to select a complex backup solution that we are unable to receive the maximum benefits from as we would not understand how to use it to its full potential. Next we need to think about what we want from our backup and restore software; there are some very expensive products on the market that will only backup your data and files, while there are other backup software that will provide a complete back up solution in the way of saving not only your data and files, but also the…

Meaning of Asset Recovery
RecoverySoft / August 10, 2018

The term ‘Asset Recovery’ has different meanings. Any attempt to bring back any asset that has been stolen or exchanged illegally is called asset recovery. However, the attempt to sell any asset that is not needed anymore may also be called investment recovery. Re-using any asset through recycled process is also known as asset recovery. To be brief, asset recovery maximizes the value of a resource. There are three main parts of investment recovery. They are idle resource identification, redeployment and divestment. Idle resource identification comes first as far as asset recovery is concerned. It is a fact that nothing can last forever. After a certain period of time, objectivity of an asset comes to an end. Keeping such resource does not provide the client with any positive result. Instead, the client starts losing money by keeping such a resource. Such a resource or an asset is included in the idle asset identification recovery. It is wise to redeploy or take away such assets. Assets included in the category of idle asset identification may be of any form. For example, building materials, unused land, electrical equipment, manufacturing equipment, scrap metal, surplus electronics, still mill equipment etc may be included in…

Guide to Convert OST Files Into PST Files
RecoverySoft / July 26, 2018

While working with a mailbox on Exchange server does make it very convenient to switch between the offline and online modes, there are times when the account from the server gets removed by mistake or by the administrator as a security precaution. This article will illustrate how converting OST files into PST files might be the only way of retrieving data. Very often at corporate workplaces, employees are given an email account on a Microsoft Exchange server. This no doubt facilitates communication and collaboration at the workplace but also allows the user to work on emails by making an offline copy in Offline Storage files or OST files. At times, administrators take the extreme step of removing the account when they consider a security threat. Also, when employees are leaving the current place of employment, they may want to take the mail messages, contact lists and calendar with them when they move. They are under the impression that by taking a copy of the OST files with them they have all the information they need and end up deleting the account associated with these files. This ends up orphaning the OST files that can only be opened using the Exchange…

The Different Types of an Exchange Backup
RecoverySoft / July 21, 2018

If you currently have exchange backup software as well as the server, you should know about some important things about the program. To start with, there are different types of them available and can range from copy to full backup. Also, you will see there's differential and incremental backup. However, the one you decide on can vary and depend on a few things. It can also depend on the type of information you have and want stored. Full backup programs are designed to backup your entire database. All log files as well as all of your databases are backed up and saved. Your data and all of your information are protected and are kept safe from computer crashes or other damage to your computer that would wipe it out. You only have to save your info one time on the backup and it keeps it stored, but you also have access to change what's in it and add info to it as well. Copy backup is similar to the normal backup process, and the only difference is that it will not mark files saved for incremental or differential backup. This simply means that you have the ability to copy any…

Benefits of Disaster Recovery As a Service
RecoverySoft / July 17, 2018

In any business, especially in an IT firm, data is one of the key elements used in running daily operations. There are several ways in which a firm can store and protect its data. In the past, disaster preparation would often require IT staff to travel to off-premise data centers and/or copy corporate data onto tapes. However, advances in technology and computing platforms have enabled the creation of better and more scalable data storage mechanisms. These have paved the way for complete Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions that can be used instead of internal IT teams. When data is breached or hacked into, uncontrollable losses will occur. To prevent this, many companies opt to have in place disaster response measures and even dedicated teams for managing such situations. Today, you’ll find two main categories of computing: cloud computing and hardware server-based computing. This includes the use of DRaaS or traditional backup methods to protect and store data. With current technology, DRaaS offers several advantages over traditional backup and disaster recovery methods. DRaaS is quite reliable and helps address many challenges, including mobility, portability and high performance, among other features. Traditional disaster recovery does not offer the capabilities that…