One of the most dramatic and difficult things that can happen to a computer system is storage failure. There are three general causes for damaged data and all of them can be caused by multiple things. Data can be corrupted when changes to files are interrupted, which can affect just one file or the whole drive, and if the drive itself is somehow damaged, the data will become hard, or even impossible to access. If only a few folders or files are inaccessible on the storage device, it's … [Read more...] about Data Recovery Scenarios When a Hard Drive Goes Bad – And How Grundig IT Can Help
How Important is Your Data? There is always a possibility of losing important files. Hardware can fail, files can be accidentally deleted or otherwise lost. The only sure way to entirely prevent the permanent loss of files is to have some sort of backup. Typically, backups are either stored on a specific hard drive on site, or are uploaded to the cloud. Online or Local Backup? The main deciding factor between cloud and on site backups is in the time it takes to recover … [Read more...] about Backup Basics
It’s common enough business wisdom that you’re better off hiring an expert in an area that you’re not particularly skilled in. Why? The answer is two-fold: You will do a poor job of what you are bad at, whether it be marketing, network management, baking cakes, or sewing aprons. Another person who has more knowledge and is allowed to focus within their field will do better. And while your attention is going to something you have no skill in, your insights and energy will be … [Read more...] about Refocus Your Team- Do What You Do Best
Every business has data that is essential for their operations, whether it’s files, documents, records, plans or proposals. But what happens if you lose that data because it is corrupted, hacked or deleted? All too often, both businesses and individuals find themselves in the position of missing essential data without any backup. While the situation can seem hopeless, you do have options for getting your data back, and this is called data recovery. What is Data Recovery? Data recovery is … [Read more...] about What Is Data Recovery and Do I Need It?
For those who are new to the idea of ‘the cloud’ the difference between cloud storage and cloud backup can seem confusing. However, understanding the difference between cloud storage and cloud backup can be essential to finding the most efficient, economical and convenient way to store, access and protect your business files. While there are certain similarities between cloud storage and backup, there are significant differences which change the application of these two tools. Here we look at … [Read more...] about Cloud Storage Vs Cloud Backup: Which Is Right For My Business?
Data is precious. And whether you’re dealing with irreplaceable family photos, nearly-finished term papers, or gigabytes of confidential customer information, that data can be lost in only seconds. Fortunately, thanks to modern data recovery services, what is lost can usually be found and what is broken can usually be repaired. Data recovery is the salvaging and repair of data that has been lost, but the steps taken depend largely on the type of media the data was kept on (hard drive, … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know About Data Recovery
Damaged hard drive heads, bad sectors, PCB damage, raid failures, fire and flood damage, viruses, accidental file deletions, reformatting, encryption attacks… There are no shortage of ways to lose important files, and once you do the panic can be blinding. However, it’s important that you don’t make critical mistakes that can put your data out of reach. When disaster strikes, there are steps that can be taken, and depending on the type, the media involved, and the value of the data you are … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of Data Recovery
Backups come in many different flavors nowadays. From total image backups, to file and documents backups, to even folder specific backups, it is hard to know which one is right for you. The big question now however, is 'Should I backup to the cloud? Or use a hard drive?' There are ups and downs for both sides of the argument. Security, amount of space, one-time cost versus recurring costs; all of these can factor into whether you would want to use the cloud or an external hard drive. There are … [Read more...] about Backups : Cloud Storage vs External Hard Drive
Most of the time, what you have is more important that what you don't have. This applies, at least, when we are talking about our computer systems. Don't understand? Well, read on. All the things on and connected to your computer system (hardware, external devices, software, data, network(s), Internet connection, etc.) are really important. So, in this case, what you HAVE is more important than what you DON'T HAVE. You may not realize this until your hard drive crashes, your … [Read more...] about Is what you HAVE is more important than what you DON’T HAVE?