Data Storage: Top 10 Most Common Mistakes That Cause Enterprises to Lose Data
Data recovery specialist Kroll Ontrack advises some of the world's largest and most successful companies on best practices for protecting and backing up their data. Through its Ontrack Data Recovery products and services, the Minneapolis-based company uses hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques to help businesses and consumers recover lost or corrupted data from all types of operating systems, devices and storage media. As part of its daily work, the company comes across many different data-loss predicaments that probably could have been circumvented with a little more planning and follow-through. Also, the company sees a lot of the same problems happening over and over again. Based on that experience, Kroll has developed a list of the Top 10 ways an organization can and will lose its data. These "tips" are designed to get organizations thinking about the varied ways they can lose data to help inspire them to take steps to prevent it.
Dont Take Your Backup Requirements Seriously
Large volumes of data present a challenge for backup procedures, and restoring this information can take days. Not matching the file backups with the hardware specifications hinders performance and growth capability, making data loss more likely.