A Blog from CBL Data Recovery
Your Backup: How Safe Is Your Data? (Part 2)
25 October 2010
One day I’ll back up my data. One day.
“One Day” is here, mostly.
A variety of online backup services offer desktop-syncing programs to provide automatic backups of specific folders or files.
(Part 2 of our series on Data Safety)
Your Backup: How Safe Is Your Data?
21 October 2010
If data safety was a coin, data protection would be one of the sides (the other being data destruction). For most of us, backing up is an arduous process we know we need to do, but it’s historically been such a headache that it goes onto the “one of these days” list.
March Madness - Rebounding Fouled or Blocked Drives
20 March 2009
The best defense against data loss is to regularly back up your PC or laptop. However, you can’t bury your head in the silicon. The unexpected can and will happen. It’s not a matter of if data loss disaster will strike; it’s simply a matter of when. One day you will lose data.
Holiday Travelers Beware: Tips for travelers who put critical information at risk during the holidays
9 December 2008
Will you be heading home with your notebook for the holidays later this month? Will you be staying home and continue to commute and compute with your laptop daily? Regardless, be vigilant and protect your data.
The Day His Infallible RAID Array Failed
7 November 2008
Have you ever asked yourself, “What would I do if I lost everything that I’ve stored on my computer for the last 15 years?” Well, one CBL Data Recovery customer did.
5 Steps to Rapid Recovery When Your 5x9 RAID Fails
6 March 2008
RAIDs. Whether you call it a Redundant Array of Independent or Inexpensive Disks, one thing is for certain. Your organization is very dependent on your RAID and the data that is stored on its hard drives.
While hardware vendors or VARs sell customers on a RAID’s fault tolerance...
When a backup drive is not a "backup"
28 November 2007
Many times we get customers who bring in their external drives just after a crash. Often the external drive is referred to as their “backup”.
“I copied all of my data to my backup and it failed …”
Well, what about your original data? You mean this was your only copy?...
Heads and Tales: Out of the Ashes
5 November 2007
Rare Music Files Rescued from Severely Damaged Hard Drive
In June 2007, vintage music store, M.C. Productions Vintage Recordings, in the City of Penticton in British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley was destroyed in a fire. Owner Mickey Clark lost all of the CDs he had compiled from his massive...
Attention California Residents and CBL Customers
24 October 2007
As wildfires continue to ravage Southern California, CBL Data Recovery’s San Diego County laboratory remains open. CBL reminds computer users throughout the country that data can often be recovered successfully from fire-damaged storage media.
Doug Owens, Managing Director of CBL’s laboratory in El Cajon...
The Ten Commandments of Data Loss Prevention
17 August 2007
In the August 16, 2007 edition of The Globe and Mail, columnist Jack Kapica brings to his readers’ attention some interesting research results from California-based Strategic Research Corp. in his article, What if your backup needs backup?
Three main causes of data loss...
Attention Students: Don't put your data at risk
9 August 2007
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company stated in a July 23, 2007 press release that “according to recent surveys of college students 97% own a computer, 94% a cell phone and 56% an MP3 player. Moreover, a recent Alloy College Explorer Study found...
Filing Returns Can Be Taxing - Part 2
16 June 2007
(Part 1 can be found at Filing Returns Can Be Taxing)
Even the taxman recommends backing up financial documents.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) states in a press release:
“Many people now receive bank statements and documents by e-mail or over the Web. Paper records such as W-2s, tax returns...
Filing Returns Can Be Taxing
15 June 2007
So, you like to file your taxes online. You’re not alone.
North Americans have embraced electronic filing in record numbers.
The Internal Revenue Service reported the 2007 tax filing season witnessed more than 76 million electronically-filed individual tax returns setting a new electronic record.
According to Revenue Canada, Electronic filing continues...
Backup for Beginners
2 May 2007
External hard drives provide an affordable option for computer users and SOHOs to use to backup data from leading manufacturers like Western Digital and LaCie.
CBL Data Recovery offers six easy backup steps to safeguard your data:
- Identify what information is mission-critical data to you.
- Plug your external...