Severe Summer Season Far From Over – Data Recovery Solutions for the Wildest Weather


21 August 2018

Reports this year predict that annual bouts of bad weather might be shaping to be ‘below-normal’ – but the season is far from over. Here are some disaster management protocols for the wildest weather.

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Grey Skies Are Gonna Clear Up: 3 Data Recovery Solutions for Severe Weather Conditions


15 August 2016

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs?

Summer means basking in the sunshine, swimming in the nearest body of water, and reveling in the great outdoors. What’s not to love about vacation season and ideal warm weather?

Unfortunately, summer is closely followed by hurricane season.

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Heads and Tales: Rescuing Data for Environmentalists Rescuing the Rainforest


21 April 2016

Through the research efforts of the individuals who make the Durika Reserve home as well as the visitors to the community each year, a vast array of previously unknown or recorded findings has been collected for five years on the flora and fauna which also make Durika their home.

While a self-sustainable community that uses alternative energy sources, its members do leverage select modern technologies including a laptop computer upon which are stored the images of the flora and fauna captured by researchers and visitors. When Eugenio García López, biologist and ecologist with Fundación Durika, could not access the files on his laptop’s hard drive, he felt despair.

“The photographs contained on the damaged external hard drive represented hundreds of hours and research of biologists in the rainforest or photographs taken while hiking through dense, virgin jungle where no one probably has ever been before.”

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Tis the Season: Planning Key to Avoiding Hurricane and Natural Disaster Data Threats


20 July 2015

The annual arrival of hurricane season in the Atlantic reminds of the threat that severe weather and natural disasters can be to data and a business’s very survival.

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Tips for Handling Memory Cards Properly*


3 August 2012

Enjoy these 'tips'; if you need camera card recovery, call CBL. photo by bubbels Are you a digital photographer? Here are some ‘tips’ for working with and handling SD cards and flash memory cards.

Tip #1. Download, email, post-process and/or print your images promptly. If you wait weeks or months, the colors could fade, saturation could suffer and color balance could shift. Or worse, image files could become corrupt or you could misplace your card.

More after the jump!

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CBL Pictures: Submerged


24 August 2011

wet water-submerged hard drive NAS device headed to recovery at CBL Data Recovery You wouldn’t expect this situation to come up, but then again, most (many?) data loss disasters aren’t expected. We see natural disasters involving tornadoes, fires, earthquakes, heavy storms and the resulting water-damaged hard drives, burnt computers, and power-outage crashed hard disks….. but it’s the odd ones that come along every so often that get us.

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Data is Resilient: Severe Weather Storm Tips for Your Hard Drive


28 April 2011

Tornado clouds; photo by furnishu In severe weather and storms, when it comes to data on digital devices – all may not be lost. Here are some of our best tips and recommendations for when the clean-up begins to save storm-damaged computers and get data recovered.

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New Digital Camera Same Old Problems


15 April 2010

Nowadays picking up a new digital camera is easier than ever. The functionality is familiar regardless of what brand you go with. Charge the battery and away you go. Problems can creep up when you want to review the great photos you just finished taking. The right and left arrows move you from picture to picture but sometimes getting back to the main menu can be tricky. Is it the “setup” button, the “down” arrow, or maybe the button with the icon? Before you know it you’ve pressed one too many buttons and are staring at a blank screen.

Did you just accidentally delete ALL of your photos from your shiny new digital camera?

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Don't Lose Those Olympic Gold Moments


17 February 2010

There’s no doubt that a few of you lucky readers are enjoying the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games at this very moment. Over the next few days as you enjoy the sights and sounds of beautiful British Columbia be sure to take care of those precious digital photos.

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My Dog Ate My Homework – 2010 Style


20 January 2010

How many times have we heard this statement uttered when a deadline has passed? Nowadays in our technology saturated world the more common excuse should be: “My Dog Ate My Data”.

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Goodbye Dolly; Hello CBL


25 July 2008

As business owners and individuals in Southern Texas bid Hurricane Dolly farewell and good riddance, many will discover flood-damaged computers and cameras.

If you find yourself in such a predicament,

  • do not assume that the files on your computer or memory card are lost;
  • do not attempt to use...

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Don’t Throw Out the Hard Drive with the Flood Waters


10 July 2008

Data on Water-Ravaged Computers is Recoverable

Data is key to the operations of American businesses. When access to data is denied and organizations suffer data loss, it can cripple some companies. If it is not the flood waters of the Midwest which have forced businesses and employees to flee town,...

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Heads and Tales: Rescuing Data for Environmentalists Rescuing the Rainforest


31 January 2008

For individuals who have had the good fortune of traveling to one of the most bio-diverse and less explored regions which still remains on the planet, the Durika Biological Reserve of Costa Rica represents 8500 hectares (21,000 acres) of pristine and beautiful tropical cloud forest managed by The Pro Conservation Foundation of the Durika Biological Reserve, a.k.a. the ‘Durika Foundation’. The Foundation, located near Buenos Aires, is a self-sustaining eco-community comprised of approximately 30 individuals who live permanently 1,650 meters (5,413 feet) above sea level to help conserve, protect and explore the land as well as to reverse the negative impact of modern agricultural practices on the mountainous landscape that the indigenous people—the Cabécar and Bribri—farm which is so vital to their existence, environment and heritage.

For many individuals, the opportunity to travel to such remote parts of the world is not feasible. However cyber-travelers can venture to such exotic places via the internet and arrive at their destinations where photos may entice adventurers to one day visit. The Durika Biological Reserve is one such destination where images of its beauty have been captured to share with others.

Through the research efforts of the individuals who make the Durika Reserve home as well as the visitors to the community each year, a vast array of previously unknown or recorded findings has been collected for five years on the flora and fauna which also make Durika their home.

While a self-sustainable community that uses alternative energy sources, its members do leverage select modern technologies including a laptop computer upon which are stored the images of the flora and fauna captured by researchers and visitors. When Eugenio García López, biologist and ecologist with Fundación Durika, could not access the files on his laptop’s hard drive, he felt despair.

“The photographs contained on the damaged external hard drive represented hundreds of hours and research of biologists in the rainforest or photographs taken while hiking through dense, virgin jungle where no one probably has ever been before.”

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Heads and Tales: When Data Loss Disaster Strikes, Don't Shutter.


20 July 2007

When Malcolm Rose’s digital camera stopped detecting the SD Card containing the photographs he had taken, he was worried the memories of the family vacation to Paris were lost forever. Upon his return home to Ottawa, one of Mr. Rose’s first priorities was to investigate whether someone could salvage...

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Digital Photos Could be Lost in a Flash


13 June 2007

Summer is a busy time of the year. Graduation events. Weddings. Anniversary parties. Birthday celebrations. Family barbeques. Vacations overseas. Weekend get-a-ways.

Just as we continue to adopt technology into our professional lives, we continue to embrace technology in our personal lives. At many social events, one...

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