Since data is at the heart of an enterprise, it’s important to keep it protected. To protect your company’s data, you need to implement a reliable data backup and recovery plan. Data backup can protect your data through situations such as loss of user data, hardware failures, and database corruption.
Data recovery is just as important as backing up files, and the two actually go hand-in-hand. Data recovery entails salvaging data from failed, damaged, or corrupted media when it cannot be accessed normally. Operating system failure is considered the most common data recovery scenario. The goal is usually as simple as copying all of the wanted files to another disk. Another common scenario involves disk-level failure, which may include compromised file system or a hard disk failure.
There are four phases of data recovery, and they’re important to understand. Phase 1 calls for repairing the hard drive. Phase 2 is the imaging of the hard drive to a new drive or a disk image file. Phase 3 involves the logical recovery of files, MBR, partition, and MFT. Phase 4 entails repairing the damaged files that have been retrieved. Each particular phase stands for different range and level of data recovery capabilities, and each phase requires different repair tools. Phases must be treated properly to ensure maximum data recovery. Even in scenarios where phase 1 is not required, it is always in good interest to perform phase 2.
For data recovery and other IT services, call Entrust Technology Consulting Services of San Antonio.