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Tips to prevent data loss, recovery data and first response in case of data loss.

Office 365: Tips for Managing Cloud Backups

Office 365 – Different subscription models, different backup possibilities. One of the most frequently talked about topics in the IT field is the cloud. It seems to be almost everywhere, and as we have pointed out in previous blogs, there are definitely some advantages to this concept. By reducing capital costs – licensing, hardware, and software – companies are able to streamline and improve accessibility and flexibility across the organisation. …Read More

Data Storage Reliability – What to Choose so You Don’t Regret it Later

It goes without saying that the amount of data we create is continually increasing. Methods of storing it are numerous and hard drive manufacturers are tempting us with greater capacity, speed, and – for a change – lower prices. So what storage medium should you choose? What are the Choices? Optical Storage Hard Disk and Solid State Drives Flash Memory Cloud Services Magnetic Tape Optical Storage Just a few years …Read More

Simple file recovery tips for Mac

Sometimes you accidentally delete a file on a Mac. What is the best way to get it back? Where should you be looking? Here are a few simple things to try first: 1. Check the Trash To avoid deleting files by accident, your Mac first sends everything to the Trash. This holding area gives you one last chance to confirm you really want to delete files before they are removed …Read More

Data Loss in the Virtual Environment is Very Real (2)

In the last post we explained why the virtual environment is not immune to data loss and gave some real life examples of the problems that can occur. This time, we are going to pass on some advice from Tim Black, Kroll Ontrack’s Senior Lab Engineer specialising in VMware, about how to respond to some of the more common virtual environment scenarios. Problem: Deleted or Missing Virtual Machine/VMDK The first …Read More

Data Loss in the Virtual Environment is Very Real (1)

I don’t want to alarm anyone, but last year, research by Kroll Ontrack showed that 40 per cent of companies with virtual environments have experienced data loss. I have no doubt this news will come as a surprise to many readers because the same research found that 80 per cent of respondents didn’t believe data loss could be a risk when data is stored in a virtual environment. Big mistake. …Read More

Broken screen on phone or tablet: how to get to the data?

Nowadays our smartphones and tablet PCs are great: small, light, practical and portable. But they are so easy to break; a metre’s fall to the floor is often more than enough for the screen to break, and a broken screen on a tactile display is pretty serious. Even if it’s possible to repair the screen, it can be quite time consuming and sometimes even more expensive than the device itself. …Read More

Recovering files from a hard drive with Ontrack EasyRecovery

The members of the Kroll Ontrack customer service team see it every day: Many computer users call and need after an unexpected loss of data urgently advice. Often it comes out quickly in the conversation that the professional help of data recovery specialist is not necessary. Because if the hard disk or the USB flash drive is not physically damaged and can still be accessed on the original file structure …Read More