Data loss is a common yet devastating problem lots of businesses face today. But as much as we take precautions to protect our data, there will be times where we will lose it because of certain unforeseen circumstances. For example, even the best in data protection can’t prevent such a simple thing as human error. So when situations like this happen, you need to take the proper recovery management steps to ensure you can save whatever data you can. Here are ways you can do this effectively.
Look at what files you’ve lost
When experiencing a huge data loss crisis, it’s best if you check out which files didn’t survive the incident. It’s definitely time-consuming, but it’s better to know exactly what files you need to recover. To make this first part of the process easier for you, make sure you have a complete inventory of all the files you have prior to any issues like this.
Check for any data backups
Once you know the files you’ve lost, the next step is to check for any existing backups. If your business took the liberty of copying files and storing them as a backup, you’re in luck. This means you won’t have to escalate this to a recovery professional. But if you can’t find it, or if you still have some files missing, you move on to the next step.
Consult an expert
When it comes to dealing with data loss, it’s definitely not advisable to fix it yourself. You may think you can do it on your own with the number of instruction videos on Youtube, but for more complex issues, you should hire a professional. Toying with solutions without any of the fundamental training and knowledge can lead to disastrous results and the possibility of never getting your data back.
Prepare for future data loss
If nothing can be done to recover data no matter what’s been done, businesses should take it as a learning lesson. By this, we mean preparing adequately for similar instances in the future. This includes creating backup copies of your files, preparing an organized inventory of said files, and investing in effective recovery solutions offered by trusted managed service providers. It feels quite busy, yes, but when this happens again (and it will as the reasons can be out of your control), you don’t have to worry about significant data loss anymore.
Data recovery may seem like a tedious task at first, especially in the face of numerous data loss disasters that can potentially break your business. But with the proper solutions and the best experts on the job, your business is one step closer to having the capacity for recovery management. And the best part? You don’t have to hire and train them yourself. By partnering with a managed services provider, you gain the expertise for recovery management without the added cost.
Sandz Solutions offers end-to-end data protection solutions such as BaaS (Backup-as-a-Service) and DRaaS (Disaster Recovery-as-a-service) for your business. We also offer both cloud and on-premise storage to ensure you get top-notch security for your data. Contact us to know how we can better protect your enterprise!