Everything is going digital nowadays. Pictures, music, videos, databases, even company trade secrets and client/customers records. Considering the value of all these digital information, people in the IT industry have developed different methods to create fast and efficient ways to back up all these valuable information. While most people know how to back up their data, very few people are aware of the various threats that they are faced with until all their data is lost.
Here are four deadly sins that people commit when it comes to recovering data.
1. Purchasing additional hard drives. A lot of people think that once they’ve bought a new hard drive and move their data to this new storage device, their data is safe. Wrong. What these people—and you, if you’re guilty—do not realize is the fact that these hard drives are just as vulnerable as regular hard drives. These hard drives do not have pre-installed special back-up software therefore when the hard drive gets damaged, then the data does too. In the end, data recovery backup software is what will really save your data, computer settings and other specifications.
2. Creating only one backup copy of the data. When you back up your data, regardless of what storage device you use, you are still vulnerable. There are a lot of external factors that you cannot control which may affect your storage space. For instance, discs can be corrupted, your hard drive can be stolen and your email address may be hacked. Obviously, the best defense is to create multiple copies of your valuable digital data or seek the help of professional data recovery services when the need arises.
3. Shunning online back up. Remotely backing up your data is another effective option to protect your valuable data. Files on the internet cannot be damaged by fire, natural disaster, power outages or theft. Another thing, you can access all your files even if your own computer is stolen and you are halfway around the world.
4.Failure to regularly back up your file. Failure to back up your file regularly can put you in a very compromising position. You can’t boast that your data is safe because you had then backed up last 2009. Data changes regularly especially if you are constantly updating them and this new addition to your data needs to be backed up as well. What if your files get corrupted today and you forgot to back up the other day? Be ready to pay a huge sum of cash for professional data recovery professionals to get your valuable data.
Are you guilty?
Jaycee Smith has been researching and writing about network support and computer disaster recover for over 2 years now. You will see more information on www.logicalchoiceit.com.au