Data loss can occur on any device that stores data. Although any loss of data, even a simple misplacement, is by definition technically a loss, what we are primarily concerned with is the permanent loss of data that is important to you or your business.
Data Loss is normally differentiated by these types:
- Human error – accidental or unknowing data deletion, modification, overwrite
- File corruption – software error, virus infection
- Hardware – drive failure, controller failure, cpu failure
- Site-related – theft, fire, flood, earthquake, lightning, etc.
In order to avoid these instances, the best practice is to back up early and often. For confidential data, the best way is to set permissions on the data files and folders. In the event of data loss, recovery is your last resort. however, this can be tedious and costly. So its best to anticipate data loss by doing the tips mentioned above. Remember, prevention is better than cure.
To know more about data loss and recovery check out the infographic below:
Data Loss and Recovery. An infographic by the team at Secure Data Recovery Services