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Organizing Regular Tests of Your Business’s Data Backup System

Regularly checking your backups is an important part of your data protection policy. Wellness checks are not optional; even if you use a dependable, automatic program to protect mission-critical systems, testing your backup protects you from user error, file corruption, media failures and other issues.

Tape Storage

Storing Tapes Properly to Prevent Data Loss

Businesses with large servers and serious data storage systems often back up critical data with tape cartridges. Proper storage is a fundamental component of any data tape archive. To make sure that your backups are available when you need them, make sure to keep your tapes in an appropriate environment.

Damaged Photo

Common Causes of Photo Corruption and File Damage

Data corruption is a fairly common problem for computer users. Any file can become corrupt due to operating system or software issues, but image file corruption is especially common and problematic. Depending on the software that you use to access and edit your images, you might see corruption manifest in a number of ways.

Cleanroom

How Cleanroom Classifications Work and Why They Are Important

Most major data recovery companies promote their Cleanroom technology on their websites, but Cleanroom classifications can seem confusing at first. Many of our clients ask whether Cleanrooms are actually important to the data recovery process and whether certification standards serve a purpose.

RAID Drives

4 Ways That RAID 5 Systems Can Lose Data

Many of our clients mistakenly believe that their RAID arrays are error proof.  In reality there is no such thing as a perfectly dependable server or storage system, and while RAID 5 systems offer excellent speed and reliability, they are not a suitable substitute for a good backup strategy.

Remote Backup

Why You Should Keep an Offsite Backup of Important Files

Keeping a regular backup of your computers and storage systems prevents data loss, but to completely protect databases, email archives and other critically important data, businesses should keep at least two separate backups including one offsite backup. From a disaster recovery viewpoint, there are several key advantages to offsite file storage.

Partition Concept

Using Partitions to Avoid Hard Drive Data Loss

Partitioning a hard drive can allow for faster operation, and for many computer users, this is a good enough reason to set up appropriate partitions when installing a new operating system. Many users do not realize that partitions can also protect against several common data loss scenarios.

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