Archive

Posts Tagged ‘backup’

Prevent The "End Of The World"; Increase Your Chances Of Data Recovery

March 15th, 2013 Comments off

 

 

While not about Cloud Data, per se, today’s guest post has some excellent tips for helping you recover from a bad situation.

Increase Your Chances Of Data Recovery

Dead hard drive? Lost data? End of the world? It very well could be, especially if you are near to discovering the cure to cancer or to eradicating the flu virus. But no matter what kind of information is on your computer, earth-shattering discoveries or not, hard drive failure will always seem like doomsday. The worst part? You may not be able to recover all (or any) of your data from your failed hard drive.

Your Dilemma: Signs of Hard Drive Failure

You live in New Jersey, and you’re trying to learn a few of the languages spoken there. But each time you use your language programs, your computer freezes and makes strange grinding noises. Recently, when you tried to open one of your assignments for your language class at the local college, your computer couldn’t find it. You need to keep your language programs intact, and you have gigabytes of pictures, videos, and Word documents. So how can you ensure that your data won’t be lost?

Increase Your Data Recovery Chances

There are a few things that you can do to give your hard drive the best chance of full data recovery.

1) Stop using your computer immediately!

Your first option, especially if your computer is “grinding” and having obvious mechanical issues, is to stop using your computer all together. Yeah, you’ll have to use the library’s computer for a while, but leaving your data alone is the best option.

computer

2) Don’t write any new media onto the malfunctioning disk.

If you continue to use your computer, don’t put more data on your hard drive. Not only is it unreasonable, but you could accidently write over other data. Even by surfing the web, you risk losing more data because the browser saves files on its own.

3) Delete old files.

If you are still using your malfunctioning computer, you should delete extra, unused files. You may be able to prevent overwriting data by freeing up some space on your hard drive.

4) Back up, back up, back up!

The best way to keep your data safe is to back it up frequently. Be sure that every new important piece of data that is stored on your computer is backed up. If you have copies elsewhere, you won’t even have to worry about data recovery. Once you see any sign of your hard drive dying, find a way to back up files immediately.

5) Find a professional data recovery service.
So you don’t have a back up, and your hard drive isn’t getting any better. Don’t jump directly to home remedies. There are free programs to recover your data, but these could make the situation worse. Professionals, such as Secure Data Recovery Services, will be able to salvage more data than at-home efforts.

Prevent Your Doomsday

Do everything you can to prevent losing your language programs. But remember that even with all of these efforts, most of these steps just delay the inevitable, which is hard drive failure. Still, if you lose any data, take your computer to a professional first.

Citations:
Attached Images:

Claire Young has been writing about computers and other modern gadgets since 2008. She is always on the lookout for new or up-and-coming products so that she can review these for other users.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Best Online Backup Services

February 17th, 2013 Comments off

Everything is stored in files and folders whether they are photos, videos, music or any sort of information. In the present times, people have grown to take care of their files as they highly face the threat of being deleted and inaccessible at times. People are beginning to save more and more from their precious lives into the computer therefore backup is constantly required to keep them safe at all times. The online backup facility helps the users to have managed or remote service to their files and folders. This requires special software in order to begin with the whole process. Many people hire professional to recover their lost data but they are at times unable to do so. This has further increased the demand for online backup facilities for people who cannot bear to lose their personal files and information.

The online backup saves many people from starting their work from scratch when they have to meet important deadlines or they have way too much data to recover back to their computers or any other devices. There are many online backup sites that specialize in providing these services to people in all parts of the world. Individuals who have learned a valuable lesson after losing important data must contact online backup sites in order to protect their data for long period of time from irregularities such as deletion, file corruption and most commonly, window corruption.

Some people try to back up their files manually and think it is adequate enough. However, they tend to face many problems in doing so. Firstly, they end up keeping the data which is backed up, in the same location on the computer whether it’s an external hard drive, USB drive or a CD. Also, in case of disastrous circumstances like floods, fires and earthquakes, the data will be thoroughly wiped out forever as the computer will be destroyed. Similarly, if people forget to back up their data for a while on their computer, they can end up losing valuable work and information which might even land them in trouble for a while.

Many online backup sites are available these days that can help in safekeeping all sorts of data within their servers. People are recommended to do an adequate amount of research before employing them to carry out this significant task in the future. The online backup sites must have easy software which is user friendly. This serves as an important factor when it comes to choosing the top online backup sites. They must also have the availability of syncing as multiple files need to be synced to the computer as at times they are rather important. Good space must be offered along with syncing as that decides the amount of files which can be kept within the data storage folder. One of the most necessary things to consider before choosing the best online backup sites is to look around and put its reputation to a test. Online consumer reviews and customer testimonials are the best ways to reveal this.