disaster recoveryIn a very short time, data corruption and hardware failure may lead to poor decision-making, panic, and chaos. There is a right and wrong way for data recovery from any system. There are many ways to recover data from different platforms. These are some guidelines to help you know what to do and not do when recovering data.

Data Recovery and Stand Alone Drive Failure

  • Do not open the hardware or expose the media. It doesn’t matter if you are a DIYer, common user, or an expert in the field. Only an expert in the field, or a hard drive disaster recovery engineer, can open a drive.
  • Do not attempt to swap the circuit boards on a modern hard disk. System/firmware area conflicts could cause major problems.
  • You shouldn’t put your drive in the freezer, then spin it. Moisture could have condensed on the media surfaces of the drive, which can cause head contact and other damage.
  • Listen to your friends and don’t search the internet for home remedies. Professional help is always recommended.
  • Do not install recovery software on the drive or partition where the files were lost. They will be overwritten after you install it.
  • Do not run the recovered DVD/CD using your computer. Most OEM support technicians won’t care about your data. They want to get the hardware up and running again.
  • To check file system readiness and integrity, don’t attempt to slave the drive to a functioning unit. If the operating system is corrupted or the main host computer has a problem, you might be able copy the data with no problems.
  • To see if the demo can be undeleted from the internet, do so. If it cannot, you may need to buy the tool.
  • If you aren’t sure of what you’re doing, you can call IT services.
  • Regularly back up any company or personal data.

Data Recovery and RAID Collapse

  • If the OEM staff recommends you don’t, it is important to verify that the unit was as they originally configured it and that nothing has changed.
  • If you don’t know the failures of drives and why they happened, you shouldn’t attempt to rebuild them. RAID recalculation – Adding old data from the drive that went offline the first time will result in the corruption of all data.
  • If you aren’t an expert in configurations and controller routines, don’t attempt to do anything. Get IT support from professionals.
  • If you need to retrieve data from the array, please contact ACE Data Recovery Services.
  • Data Recovery and SQL Corruption Do not create a backup copy of the database on the same drive.
  • If the database corruption is caused by RAID collapse, drive failure, disk utility error, or bad sectors, don’t use the array/disk.
  • Before you do anything, make sure to save a copy of your log files and database on a different drive.

Data Recovery and Exchange Corruption

  • Do not attempt to repair or attack a damaged data base without creating a backup copy. This applies to all repair utilities provided by Microsoft and 3rd-party developers.
  • If mail servers were not properly brought offline, don’t try to defragment the data store.
  • You should not open a support ticket with Microsoft, or send your problem database to a recovery company without making a backup copy.
  • Regularly back up your data.

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