Data Recovery Services and Absolute Disasters
The worst possible situation a company can get into with data is when the hardware used to store it utterly fails. There are usually redundant systems in place to help deal with these situations. Your server drives, for instance, should be backed up somewhere else so that a disaster at the location your IT resources are located at doesn’t actually destroy all of your information resources. There are, however, times when you need a data recovery service to step in and clean up after a bad situation.
Data recovery services use a host of different resources to help businesses to get back in operation after they’ve suffered a massive loss of data. These include everything from using specialized software to take the information directly off of a drive to actually physically taking the drive apart and exposing the inner workings to get at the data. This latter task is the one that most people probably associate with these companies. It involves working in a clean room to keep the media safe. Even the tiniest speck of dust can ruin the delicate media on which data is stored!
The data recovery service will usually work from the least involved method of data recovery to the most. This allows them to try to keep your costs down as much as possible. There are those occasions, however, when the media is completely destroyed. The platters in a hard drive may have become physically damaged or a magnetic tape may have become twisted and broken; sometimes media simply fails. These companies, more often than not, can work directly on these forms of media to restore what has been lost and to make sure that the company they’re working for retains access to the data that was stored on the media that was destroyed or damaged beyond readability.