Data is like lifeblood to modern business. With evolving technologies that make data transit and storage easier and simpler, we’re still susceptible to losing it all in a flash. 

Where there are tech advancements, there are attackers adapting their methods to steal data. Where there’s new technology, there is also the inevitable risk of bugs. And where there is software and hardware, there can always be failures that result in the loss of data. Luckily, data recovery services are here to restore files and data back where there is data loss.

Techinc has you covered in the event of data loss by safely storing files through an offsite domain. This means there’s always an encrypted copy ready to restore. You can get back up after data loss by staying protected, which can come as a relief to businesses that face losing such an important asset. In this article, we explore exactly how data recovery services work so efficiently to pull this off.

What are data recovery services?

Data recovery services are specialized actions and operations that exist to restore lost computer files or data. Data usually contains critical information about a business, its insights, projects or customers. This invaluable information can be lost through various malfunctions or improper handling. Power outages, natural disasters, or someone accidentally deleting files are occurrences that can result in data loss.

Data recovery services plan for the worst- the complete loss of your data. They allow you to restore the lost information by replacing it with its exact copy stored elsewhere. Though, if untrained, trying to recover the data yourself can potentially make the situation worse. It’s easy to overwrite your files or make them inaccessible, which you typically can’t reverse.

How does data recovery work?

There are two main methods of data recovery. The first is to retrieve the data through the hard drive when damage, deletion, or corruption has occurred.

The second is to restore the data through a backup. Backups are a much safer option as the data is stored off-site where it cant be deleted. Let’s explore how they both work:

Data retrieval

Below are the steps to retrieving data from damaged hard drives:

1. Repair

A data recovery specialist will first repair the physical damage to the device. The device is usually a phone, computer, hard drive, or server. This can involve running it through a cleanroom to ventilate dust, airborne debris off the system to protect the hardware.

2. Retrieval

After the physical repair is complete, the device is in good enough condition for the specialist to examine the software. Using the aid of additional software, they can repair the hard drive software can, and once fixed the data should be accessible again.

3. Transfer

At this stage, even though they have repaired the hardware, it’s best to retrieve the data and move it elsewhere to be sure it doesn’t happen again. To do this, data recovery specialists scan the hard drive, find your files, and copy them to a new storage disk.

Specialists do this by cloning the original drive to keep the settings unchanged. The new disk will have the recovered data on it and they may wipe the original system to ensure the safety and security of your information.

It’s important to remember that you can’t recover all files, as outlined below:

  • Deleted files need to be restored
  • Corrupted data may need to be reassembled to be readable
  • Overwritten data will, unfortunately, be unrecoverable in some situations.

This is why it’s always a wise and safe option to backup your data as you go about your operations.

Data backup and recovery

Data backup and recovery is a proactive method of data recovery rather than reactive. It plans for potential data loss by storing all of your data at an offsite location or in the cloud. This means your information can be recoverable from a safe location if something happens to your hard drive. Backup and recovery will encrypt your data in transit and rest so that it’s inaccessible to others.

Data loss can have huge financial and reputational consequences for businesses. It can halt your operations or leak important business information that attackers can use against you. Therefore, the result of data backup and recovery is safeguarding your business. It protects the confidential data that are central to your operations before an irretrievable data loss happens.

We have your back(up)

In this fast-moving, always-on era, the data that runs through your business is constantly growing. This data often holds important files, tax documents, and client records, so any data loss has the power to turn into a huge problem.

Techinc uses an innovative system that backs up all of your data as files change and as new information comes in. We make sure there is always a safe, recoverable version of your company’s critical information available. Staying covered against data loss is a modern necessity. We have you covered, just contact us today to get started.