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How to React When Your Data is Corrupted?

Have you ever seen a corrupted digital picture or were unable to open a file inside of an application due to data corruption? You are not alone. Data corruption is far more common than one might think. Since the beginning of the computer era, users have dealt with data corruption. Data corruption, in simple words, means that the data inside of a file has been altered from its original state. …Read More

Results of Global Survey on Backup Behavior

The annual World Backup Day on March 31st always provides good reason to consider one’s own approach to creating backups, as well detecting any possible weak points. For many people, making a backup is just a tedious routine. However, it can be very reassuring – for both private individuals as well as for companies – to know that a functioning backup exists if an emergency should strike.  The results of …Read More

What to do when you lose data

We’ve all been there at some point in our lives; you accidentally delete your most recent copy of that presentation you’ve been working on for the past few days. You didn’t mean to click ‘yes’ on that popup and you accidentally format your external hard drive with all your photos on. You drop your iPad in the bath while you’re watching your favorite Netflix series… any of these sound familiar? …Read More

Remember to back up your data on World Backup Day 2017

Backups are important. To ensure that this is not forgotten, the then 24-year-old College student Ismail Jadun in Youngstown, Ohio launched World Backup Day on March 31, 2011 and it has been celebrated every year since. The fact that the creation of a backup copy of computer or smartphone data must be remembered is actually quite amazing. It should be clear to everyone by now that data on a hard …Read More

Protecting NAS Devices from Data Loss

NAS (Network Attached Storage) as a storage option is unbeatable. It’s cost-effective, functional and flexible. However, as with all storage devices, data loss cannot be completely ruled out.  Each NAS device data loss has its own history, but there are frequently occurring scenarios that require a restoration of network storage. Human error: Human error is a common cause when NAS/ RAID (redundant array of independent disks) data is lost. Data …Read More

2016 Results: Self-Assessment Tool

Since Kroll Ontrack launched its free and anonymous Self-Assessment Tool in April 2015, almost 10,000 people have used the tool to gain valuable information about what to do when they are struck by a data loss.  And over those last couple of years, the tool has not only helped users by providing a fast and free of charge assessment of what might be the cause of their data loss, but …Read More

Spring Cleaning your Electronic Devices Properly

With spring on the way, many of us will start cleaning our desks and our homes, but what about spring cleaning our devices?  Now is a perfect time to clean them out and increase your storage space for the year ahead.  Before you start though, you should ask yourself what you’d like to gain by cleaning out your device.  Are you looking to increase performance or increase storage space?  Do …Read More

How to Quickly Check if a Hard Drive is Working Properly

Whether you’re a private user or work within an IT department, you can sometimes be presented with a stark reality –  hard drives are no longer working as they should and/or data suddenly disappears.  Unlike the usual symptoms of a loud scratching or ‘clicking’ noise, it’s not always immediately clear whether a hard drive is physically defective or not.  Thus, many users are initially irritated and do not know how …Read More

Recovery of a NAS Server is a Highly Complex Endeavor

So, you think recovering a NAS server is an easy task?  Well, think again.  NAS servers may be a lower-cost RAID based solution aimed at small to medium sized companies, but technically, they are as complex and difficult to recover from as some of the high-end storage systems.  Since most NAS systems manufactured today have advanced features similar to those of high-end SANs, like deduplication, virtualization support, and iSCSI targeting, …Read More