Tips to Prevent Data Loss

We live in a world where just about everything is stored digitally, from photo albums to important documents, people’s contact information to important dates. With such monumental amounts of data containing vital aspects of our lives being stored, there is no denying that when data loss does take place, it leaves us curled up in the foetal position in a corner somewhere, tears rushing down the face. Luckily, thanks to the life-saving data recovery services offered by Data First, the sleepless nights spent worrying about how to pick up the pieces are a thing of the past. With that said, there are a number of different strategies that can be implemented in order to try and prevent any data loss from occurring. Follow these suggested tips, always knowing that if something does go wrong, Data First has your back.

  1. Never store important data on the same drive as your operating system

The golden rule of data loss prevention is to constantly backup important information, but where one chooses to backup their data also plays a crucial role in the level of success. Whether the cause of the data loss is due to a malicious virus or software failure, chances are that nine times out of ten, the local drive that contains the operating system will be the drive to experience the issues. The main solution to these types of problems would be to reinstall the operating system after reformatting the drive, wiping all the data that was stored in the process. Thankfully we live in a glorious time where one can find decent sized hard-drives, both internal and external for rather reasonable prices. Making use of a second drive for backing up important data will allow you to hold onto the data even if your local drive requires reformatting.

  1. Make use of updated Anti-virus software

One of the main causes of data corruption or loss is due to malicious viruses that attack your data. That is why it is so important to make use of trusted anti-virus programs that will destroy the virus before it destroys your data. Remember, having an out-of-date anti-virus program is as good as having an umbrella with holes in.

  1. Protect against power surges and power cuts with a UPS

An uninterrupted power supply (UPS) attached to any electrical device will monitor the amount of electricity going in, preventing any of the components from blowing out. It will also make it possible for the user to save and shutdown the device correctly during a power outage.

  1. Make use of a cloud server

Cloud servers, such as Dropbox, allow you to store limited amounts of data online on secure storage servers. No matter what happens to your personal drives, you can rest easy knowing that your documents stored in the cloud servers are safe. You also have the added bonus of being able to access your data from any device.

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