The first Tech Talk radio show of the year with Marc Saltzman featured a segment with CBL talking about dealing with data disasters, backup tips, data destruction and more.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
When vintage music store, M.C. Productions Vintage Recordings, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada was destroyed in a fire, owner Mickey Clark lost all of the CDs he had compiled from his massive record collection, all of the backup disks from the music files he had digitized, and half of his inventory of 20,000 original recordings dating back to 1902. In addition, both of his hard drives were drowning in two feet of water. To the distraught performer, that meant the possible loss of thousands of music files many of which were Clark’s only copies which he started collecting at the age of eight.
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...
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...
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...
(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...
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...
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: