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Being involved in the professional data recovery industry, we have had our share of cloud backup converts.

As one of the final components of our data recovery service, the assigned lab-tech will always take a few minutes and consult the client on their plans for backing up their data going forward.

If the client has an idea of what direction they would like to go, we’ll listen and help make any refinements to their plan based on the solutions theyre looking at.

If they’re not too sure what is available then we’ll suggest a few alternatives that best fit their needs based on amount and the type of data needing to be backed up as well as budget. The size and scope of both the hardware and software options available today is broad – and with developers now focusing their talents on providing a ton of options to the home user, the task can become daunting.

First things first – for anyone looking at backing up thier data anywhere by any means, you need to know the basics of backup – what it means to backup and what backup options are available straight out of the gate…

Backup Defined:
In information technology, a backup, or the process of backing up, refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.

Purpose of Backing up:
The primary purpose is to recover data after its loss, be it by data deletion or corruption. Data loss can be a common experience of computer users.

A 2008 survey found that 66% of respondents had lost files on their home PC.[i]

– The secondary purpose of backups is to recover data from an earlier time, according to a user-defined data retention policy, typically configured within a backup application for how long copies of data are required.

Types of Backup:

Local Backup

“Local” type backups are backup’s where the storage medium is kept onsite or in the same location as the working copy, or source. Local backups are most commonly done to a secondary internal storage device (hard drive), or by other attached storage such as an external hard drive, Network Attached Storage (NAS), CD/ DVD –ROM, etc…

  • Secondary (Internal) hard drive
  • External hard drive (desktop or portable)
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Solid state drives – USB Thumb drives, Flash Drives, etc.
  • Optical drives like CDs, DVDs and Blue Ray discs
  • Magnetic tape drives
  • Backing up to shared folder over the network

Backing up locally protects digital content from drive failure and file structure damage caused by sabotage and malware attacks.  As with any backup plan, this type of backup as provides some assurance again accidental deletions and hard drive failure. Cost wise, this type of backup usually comes at a one time cost and is maintained by the user/owner. Local backups being kept onsite are usually close at hand and are fast and convenient to restore.


  • Cost of storage can be extremely affordable when the right storage medium is used such as standard, consumer grade external hard drives.
  • Fast backup & fast restore. Since the backups are most often stored close by, they are very quickly and conveniently utilized whenever needed (backups and restores).
  • Offers satisfactory protection from hard drive failure, malware attacks, accidental deletes and employee sabotage.
  • Full control over the backup storage media and the security of the data on it. There is no risk associated to entrusting data storage to third parties.
  • Cost to transfer data to the storage medium is most often negligible or non-existent.


Being that local backups are stored close to the source – often the same physical location, it does not offer good protections against theft/sabotage, fire, flood, earthquakes and other natural disasters. When the source is damaged by any of these circumstances, there’s a good chance the backup will be also damaged.  Also, quite often there is no secondary or redundant copy of the backup data set in case the original is damaged or lost.

Offsite – Online & Cloud Backup

When data in being sent out of house, usually online to backup storage media kept at a different geographic location from the source, this is known as an offsite backup. The backup could be done locally at first but once the backup data set is sent, or backed-up, usually online, to a storage medium at another location, it becomes an offsite backup.

Restoring data, as specifically seen with most types of Cloud backup, can be done with assigned login credentials.  Client backup’s can then be accessed or restored from any other computer with Internet Access. This service is usually provided by 3rd party data centers that sell their service by subscription to its customers.

Beside the same protection offered by local backups, offsite backups provide additional protection from theft/sabotage, fire, flood, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Placing or locating the backup media locally or in the same location as the source would not be considered a proper offsite backup as the backup does not offer protection from theft/sabotage, fire, flood, earthquakes and other natural disasters.

  • When the backup is sent across the Internet or network connection to a storage facility or data centre in another city. (Also known as online backup or remote backup).
  • Subscription based service where support and maintenance are covered by the service provider.
  • Backup to an offsite FTP Server over the Internet


  • Because data is replicated across several storage media, the risk of data loss from hardware failure is very low.
  • When the service is provided by a good backup service provider, support, maintenance, protection and overall service level is un-paralleled.
  • User easily connects and can access backups with just an Internet connection.
  • Offers best protection against theft/sabotage, fire, flood, earthquakes and other natural disasters.
  • Because backups are frequent or continuous and usually scheduled to run automatically. Data loss is very minimal compared to other backups that are run less frequently and at risk from the “human element” or mismanagement.



  • Being a recurring or subscription based cost, it can be a more expensive option compared to local backups over the long run.
  • Initial or first backups can be a slow process spanning a few days or weeks depending on Internet connection speed and the amount of data backed up. Consequently, restores can also be slow.
  • Location of backed up client data can be a concern as laws in different regions/countries can effect how data is managed, stored and accessed.


For more information and advice on creating an affordable offsite/cloud backup, please call us anytime:


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As a business, being involved in professional offsite data recovery for over 9 years has taught me, the act of backing up data means many things to many people – few of which actually really qualifies as proper backup.

What do we mean by “data backup”?

Backing up data can be done a few different ways and can come in many different flavors, offered by many different companies.  Essentially, at the end of the day, it boils down to one simple premise; to create a copy.


– “Backup”, as defined by the good people at Wikipedia:

…the process of backing up, refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event…

Ok, so why is it that the business of data recovery is booming??  Surely everyone that passes through our door who claim to practice good, responsible back-up can rely on their back-ups in order to keep like life on an even keel?  …you’d think – but no.

More than half of the individuals we consult and work with define “Backup” as the act of transferring data from one place to another – i.e.  pic’s moved from the family PC to an external source such as a storage device.

That said, I don’t need to elaborate on the difference between the 2 definitions being Copying vs Moving data.

Further to that – its amazing how the act of simply shuffling data from one place to another mistakenly qualifies as backing-up.

We can probably look to the industry to share some of the blame for not helping us to understand better what constitutes a true backup and what doesn’t.

Technology comes at us hard and fast and more often than not we trust what we’re told with regards to how to manage it all – and the safety and storage of our data is no exception.

I mean, what do we know?

– Quite often the “not so tech savvy”, which many of us are, sometimes take things at face value because we don’t know any better.  For example – walk into any big-box retailer and the external storage devices I made reference to above are sold as External Backup Storage Hard Drives.

Move your data to one of these backup devices and your data is now backed up and safely stored!

…not really.  More like – your data has now been relocated.

The backup pros use another word to describe the backup process which sums it all up nicely; Redundancy.

– Redundancy, probably being the more pertinent term, means repetitive or duplicate.  So, in terms of backup – we simply need to create a redundant copy of our data in order to create a true backup and have our data safely stored.

Back it up people!

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More and more of us are becoming familiar with the “Oh my god!” moment when we realize everything has come to a screeching halt when we experience the “crash” or failure of our beloved storage device.

This is shortly followed by disbelieve in the form of attempting a hard reset or restart to fix the situation.

When the reality finally sets in, life briefly flashes in front of our eyes.  For some, this is in the form of a life time of family pictures and memories and for others it could be their business which wasn’t or didn’t make the back-up.

It is at this moment that 90% of all storage media failures take a turn for the worse.

How, you ask?

… well, statistically, most storage devices are recoverable if handled correctly immediate post-failure.

Post-failure meaning; after initial failure.

Often, where things go from bad to worse is at the proverbial denial stage.  Once reality sets in, the user more often than not will make attempts to rectify the situation by repeatedly powering and restarting their device in the hopes that it will all just go away.

In situations like these we cant stress enough that, a clear head and rational thought could save the day – and literally your life, depending on what it is you’ve lost.

We have a term for these individuals: “The Gambler”.

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At the point a device fails, it is at this moment in time where the users’ next action, more often than not, decides the fate of their data.

Most storage devices, after initial failure tend to degrade quickly which leaves very few attempts available at successfully achieving recovery.

It can probably be said that most unsuccessful recovery jobs worked on by qualified labs are unrecoverable due to the initial failure but rather from what attempt(s) were made after the failure, or post-failure.

That said, there is a fine line between an opportunistic lab trying to capture “low hanging fruit” by talking those who could have a more simple problem into sending their device in vs. a more informative lab taking time out to understand what happened and possibly recommending some light self assessment before following through and requesting the device be sent in for a professional evaluation.

– To be clear, making the decision to repeatedly power-up your device post-failure without consulting a qualified professional data recovery lab does not qualify as proper self-assessment.

Most labs have their own terminology but at the end of the day the 3 strikes rule makes for a good guideline when carrying out your own light assessment of a failed device.

Depending on how the device actually failed, this usually involves one or two short, monitored restart/powerup attempts of the failed device by a qualified IT person.  Recording the behavior of the device at powerup will help in detailing any further attempts made by a qualified professional data recovery lab, if the device is sent in for further assessment.

At the end of the day only you how important your data is and how costly it would be to recreate or replace – if it is replaceable at all.

What you risk in attempting to correct a failing device Vs. sending it in to a qualified lab for a proper attempt at recovery, could mean the difference between getting your data back or it losing forever.

I think a famous gambler said best;

You’ve got to know when to hold ’em,
know when to fold ’em,
… and know when to walk away.

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Welcome to the Saskatoon Data Recovery Blog

Please check in regularly as this area is intended to keep you up-to-date with all company news and announcements.

All of us here at Core Data believe that best news travels by word of mouth, so everything from updates to daily activities, to news on other companies worthy of our praise will be mentioned here.

You Make us who we are…

Clients – If you happen to be an individual or company who has been through our door in the past and have questions or comments you would like to get out to into the world and our community at large, Please don’t hesitate to reply here anytime.  We’re also available by phone or email.

Partners – Quite often, during our day-to-day operations we’re asked for advice regarding additional IT service. If we’ve done our job right, you’ll be back up and running in no time. However, there are those situations where, after data recovery has been completed, there are further requirements for services such as hardware replacement and general IT support.
– For many of our home and business clients, the key to getting back up and running quickly is having access to IT Support services in conjunction with data recovery.
If you recommend our services to others or would like to have your service recommended by Core Data Recovery, please contact us anytime. Our partners allow us to connect to the world of IT and service our clientele even better.

From IT Support, software and hardware providers, to news and publications sharing only the very best in data security – check back often and keep in touch!





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WANTED: a new breed of Affordable, High Contact, Transparent

Professional Off-Site Data Recovery lab…

If being involved in data recovery for the last 10 years has shown me anything its that many factors have shaped how the industry has grown, how it is managed and how its perceived by those who use it – here are 3:

1) Specialized requirements – in terms of equipment & facilities, as well as the knowledge required to do the job.  Those who are acting as data recovery techs are very competent, usually self taught individuals as there are no mainstream avenues available where one can be trained on something like “generally accepted recovery techniques”, policy and procedure, etc..

2) Geographic location – recovery labs aren’t readily available everywhere which makes locating and finding a good lab challenging.

3) Unregulated operation – with regards to service level, pricing and overall best practice – which means there are no real guidelines by which the consumer can more or less gauge what their experience could or should be when dealing with a typical lab.  Similarly, there is no way for a lab to gauge what their getting when hiring a “recovery tech” other than to take into account that techs personal experience and industry references.

– The points listed above are central in one way or another to every “taboo” floating around today about the Professional Data Recovery industry.

…and most of these taboo’s, although looked at as myth by most labs, are actually found to be very real in the eyes of many a consumer.

Why the Taboo’s?

Well… in a nutshell, it boils down to a mix of both pride and greed.  – and being in the industry, I am somewhat embarrassed to be saying so.

BUT, I will however be the first to say, It’s not all our fault!  … the hard drive manufacturers have played a big part in the evolution of off-site data recovery and where it’s at today.

For totally different reasons, I do however, credit a new breed of forward thinking labs for taking the industry to new heights by moving in a much more “customer-centric” direction.  More on that in another post…

Back to those 3 factors-

The fact that most, if not all labs have either developed their own procedures and/or hired self-taught techs who have developed their own techniques basically leaves them feeling that “what is theirs, is theirs” with respect to the working knowledge they’ve gained throughout their time performing recovery services.

What this does is perpetuate one of the more popular taboo’s:
Lack of Communication & Transparency.  Perceived by the client to be, sub-standard job management and unacceptable service level.

– Because off-site data recovery is OFF-SITE, it can easily leave the client feeling uniformed and not involved in a situation where they’ve most likely lost critical, personal/financial data for which they are paying a premium to have recovered.

In addition, what most labs don’t understand is that the client doesn’t need the “secret” recipe for recovery but rather a series of informed updates that provides an insight into cause of failure and a roadmap for the recovery attempt ahead. They need to feel like they’re a part of the chain-of-communication
What most labs seem to forget is, the majority of their clientele have no perceived value of the actual service being performed unlike something that we would see as a bit more mainstream like, for example, auto repair.
Most everyone gets the jist of what’s going on when their car is in for repair – and if they don’t, just like with anything else these days (doctor, accountant, etc), they have the ability to easily cross check their experience with another local professional.

The ability to do this with Data Recovery services is not as easy and comparative information not as accessible, so there is a greater ownness put on a lab to keep their clients involved by providing regular communication and clear timeline.


The next and most common Taboo:

This is where a fine line can be drawn between the “entitled” and the “opportunists”.
I’ve said it once and ill say it again; data recovery is a specialized service – and as such, it is a very real possibility to think there are labs out there who feel entitled enough to over charge for their services –  so much so, they think THEY are the only ones qualified enough to perform the work.

Vultures: It gets worse.

There are those – not all – but those who prey on the vulnerable and know the emotional/financial value lost data can have to it’s client.
To find both, a reputable lab and a lab that is local, is a tough order.  Generally, you’ll need to go one way or another and believe it or not, there are those who are willing to sacrifice due diligence for locale.

Those less than reputable labs will take advantage of potential clients who are in a situation where they need service NOW and choose to forgo the option of due diligence by calling other labs to cross check what they’re being told.

buyer beware?

…its hard as there aren’t professional data recovery labs on every corner – but its not impossible.

It goes without saying that it pays to research which lab you choose to put your faith into as once you’ve sent your hard drive out, the welfare of your device and the data on it is now under the care and control of whoever has it.


Affordable, High Contact, Transparent

” Take your time, look around and you’ll find times are changing for the better…”

Take your time, look around and you’ll find times are changing for the better…

Just because a lab advertises a class 100/1000 clean-room, ISO standards and certain recovery protocols having to do with slick white tyvek suits and microscopes everywhere doesn’t mean they’re your best bet.  Far from it.

It goes without saying, first class equipment and facilities are very important but this is only 50% of the equation and experience.

Like with anything in life, as demand increases, so does access to that product/service, both in terms of availability and affordability.

Data Recovery is no different – demand for professional data recovery services is rising sharply giving way to businesses offering more competent practices, affordable service and an overall better breed of lab offering a higher quality of service.

This article centers on pointing out what is lacking in off-site data recovery and to some extent, why.

– find a lab that you can trust – that provides a higher quality of service and you’ll find a lab that is more Affordable, Higher Contact and is much more Transparent in how they offer their services.

For more information on the new breed of Professional Off-Site Data Recovery labs contact:

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A few Data Recovery Myths & Misinformation


Off-site Data Recovery has to be THE biggest “taboo” segment in the IT industry today.

Because most, if not all, the hard drive manufacturers in existence today have absolutely no interest in sharing the tools and information with data recovery labs in order to further the understanding behind their own storage devices and architecture, those labs who have developed successful techniques for repairing the specific failure types tend to be very guarded about what they know and the physical repair procedures they have developed.

Most people who have been unfortunate enough to have dealt with a drive failure and consequently gone though the recovery process with a lab will tell you that the experience probably ranks right up there with a tax audit.
… no transparency, one word answers, and a general lack of detail in clearly explaining the service from a cost and timeline perspective. WHAT?!?

As demand increases and the number of knowledgeable, higher service labs grow, the days of paying what you’re told and waiting an unknown amount of time to get your data back, are numbered.
– but in the mean time, all of this secrecy has bread a few key myths and misinformation about the professional off-site data recovery industry as a whole.
*It should be suggested that, as a followup to this post, one should consider readingChoosing the right Data Recovery Company“. :)

We’d like to give you a “top10″ but what we’ve got below are just a few of the most common myths coming in from clients, as well as misinformation spread by dis-reputable labs that we hear about on a daily basis.

If you’d like to add to our list of Myths & Misinformation or challenge anything you see here – or, if you just have any questions/comments at all about the data recovery industry in general, please reply or send us an email anytime.

– The cost associated with Off-site data recovery is so high that its just not worth it for most people…

– While this may have been closer to the truth at one time – like everything, off-site data recovery has become a much more cost effective service.
Because the world of electronics has found a place in all parts of our everyday lives, most of the gadgets we use have some type of storage media incorporated in them such as hard drives, flash memory, etc. in order to record all of the data we create.
It is for this reason that most off-site data recovery companies have changed direction and are now focusing on the home market. A higher demand for offsite data recovery creates a more competitive, cost efficient service for everyone.

– You never really know where you’re sending your data…
– True, to a point.

…and the scariest part is that the Off-Site Data Recovery industry is unregulated. You’d think because of the privacy concerns associated with sending personal data away to a company who you do not know there would be a “governing body” that regulates general guidelines and who manages the accreditation of companies who wish to offer data recovery services. Unfortunately, No.

The upside is that most every company providing off-site data recovery services are there to stay and remain in business and would not last very long if they did not employ their own strict policies when it came to handling client data.

This does not mean that “due diligence” shouldn’t be practiced.

Things like trade & client references, online presence as well as a comprehensive communications system such as job ticketing and tracking system should all be considered when choosing an off-site data recovery service.
All of these things will not only help to validate that companies presence but will also give you the ways & means to better communicate and receive updates during your time with them.

– Every Offsite Data Recovery company has a class 1000 “clean-room” with lab-techs clad in white zoot suites.
– Probably not, No.

Although most labs take precautionary measures when working inside a hard drive, most only use the fact that they utilize a clean-room together with clean-suites to bolster their image.

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lifespan of various storage media

lifespan – various storage media

From the floppy to the cloud. Its amazing how quickly the ways and means of storing data changes…

Firstly, credit where credit is due; we found the “life span of storage media” created by the folks at InfoNewt to be a pretty accurate (albeit somewhat confusing) representation of the types and life expectancy of various storage media subject to varying usage over time.
While this guide does give a fairly comprehensive breakdown on the different types of storage media and it’s corresponding longevity given regular to light/careful use, we felt this was only addressing part of the overall picture that every consumer out there should be aware of if using Lifespan to help choose what type and brand of storage media to trust their critical data to.

We all know that, generally, the longer a product has been on the market, the easier and more affordable it should be to access reliable repair services for that item.
In the case of storage media, another key factor will surely affect how likely you are to get another chance at storing that precious data should you be unlucky enough to suffer a failure – and that is the participation of the manufacturer.

Most every service tech out there, no matter the product, relies on the manufacturer to provide either the tools or the information (or both) to be able to effectively service that product.
In the case of storage media, it’s not that simple. At the time a storage device fails, the last thing on the owners mind is the actual repair of that device. 99% of the time the value of the owners data stored on the device far out weighs the replacement cost of the device itself. Unfortunately, and those of us who have been through it know, the manufacturer will only cover replacement cost/RMA services for the device – not the cost of recovering your data.
… and who can blame them – you can’t prove the value of the data on your hard drive so tough luck, Right?
We’ll leave that potential can of worms for another post. :)
So, from a practical standpoint, when were making the decision about what type of storage media is best in terms of average “lifespan” we also need to take into account; if that media should fail, how likely is it that you will be able to recover your data from that device.
– As an example, from the guide above we can see that SSD/Flash (memory card, solid state hard drive), tape/vinyl and CD-RW whether they are regularly or gently used or written to and stored long term, all have a fairly longer lifespan when compared to the other media listed.
The down side here being, that all of the aforementioned media are extremely difficult and/or expensive to recover either because the technology is new (SSD/Flash), disposable (Vinyl/tape), or because of legacy issues (tape) as most data recovery facilities nowadays are moving on from older media and investing in the newer technology such SSD/Flash.

But the biggest challenge that still remains plaguing every professional data recovery lab out there is the lack of support by the manufacturer(s) in providing the tools and information to effectively & efficiently service their products.
It seems these days that, the newer the technology, the more complex and “disposable” it becomes. … in addition, external backup enclosures and other portable storage devices that encrypt data as it is being written to the device make the support and recovery of those devices much more difficult and therefore much more expensive.

At the end of the day, the best advice one can give a person who wants it all; a sturdy, reliable long lasting storage device that, god forbid, should it need be to be repaired – is talk to your neighborhood data recovery company. Those who spend their lives effectively assessing reliability and performing recovery work on these devices know best which ones you should be investing in.

…and they’ll always be happy to part with some free advice.


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Terms like “PC Crash”, “Drive Failure” and “Data Recovery” are all dreaded references to the restoration or retrieval of files on a storage device that is no longer functioning properly. Fortunately, there is an entire specialized industry devoted to this growing, all-too-common problem.
Whether it’s a USB flash drive, SD card, XD card, SSD drive, or Hard Drive, the advice below will help put you on the on-track to finding the right data recovery company for the job…

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Deciding on the right lab is no small decision…

Don’t panic – It can be a horrifying realization that you suddenly can no longer access all the files contained in your drive. Furiously powering down/restarting the computer Or, if it is an external device; unplugging/replugging it in the computer, only risks further damage.


Searching for a Data Recovery Company

Just because a company has a flashy website doesn’t mean they do quality work; often times this can be the hook they’re hoping to use to get you in the front door.
Call and speak directly with a representative from that company who job it is to manage day-to-day jobs in order to get a feel for how they conduct themselves on the phone. Phone conduct can be huge!
The amount of information and detail a particular company is willing to pass along about their recovery process can be the difference between you staying informed, vs. being kept in the dark. Things like timeline and cost, as well as how they conduct their communication with you throughout the job, are critical.

Pricing Structure
– Data recovery is not a ‘one size fits all’ industry, and therefore should be priced accordingly; avoid companies that offer flat rate pricing. Also, you wouldn’t go to a restaurant and pay before you eat, and the same goes for data recovery; the company you choose must have a “No Data, No Charge” type of policy.

Note: The only exception to this is a small shipping and diagnostic fee that will likely need to be included when you ship your device to them.

Timeline. Patients Pays Off. After deciding on the best recovery company for you, an easy-to-navigate job ticketing system will ensure you have some receipt for sending off your hard drive. Having a well laid out job ticketing form is also a good way for the company you’ve chosen to demonstrate that they’re actually concerned about your media details and the proper management of your job.
Although there is no substitute for person-to-person phone contact, some companies offer live tracking services so that you can see the status of your order without having to call in and ask. If contact and updates have dropped after 5-7 business days, call in or check your e-mail for any new information. Remember, if the company you’re dealing with has a “No Data, No Charge” policy, then financially it is in their best interest to finish the job quickly with the highest degree of success!

Data Recovery Success. It is worth noting that some companies offer additional services such as a Target (replacement) drive or media. Depending on the amount of data recovered some higher service companies with offer a direct download link, which allows you to download your recovered files immediately after a success from an online link provided by the company. Again, higher service companies will also keep a backup copy of your recovered data-set on file 3-5 days after you’ve received everything back just to ensure you don’t require an additional copy for any reason.
* Don’t get bit twice – ask the company rep you’re dealing with about “post-recovery” options such as data backup. Options like Cloud / Online Backup are quickly becoming one of the most popular, secure ways in which to back your data up and decrease the risk of permanent data loss.

For more information on Data Recovery services Or, if you haven’t yet experienced a drive failure or data loss and would like to stay proactive, please call us anytime for more information and a free Cloud backup trial (see: eazyBackup ).  


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Cloud Backup

Lightning can strike anywhere and one place you don’t need to be hit is your business – whether it be at home or office, one is no less susceptible than the other. A power surge will do a world of harm to data systems which can hurt the daily operation of your business or wipe out your families personal data, wherever you may be.

From bookkeeping, inventory and employee information to family photos and other personal data, you’re at risk anytime your computer faces an attack by weather or man. One of the best investments you can focus on today is some type of online backup software. For home or business, you may find what you need through an online download or purchasing good software locally. There are free software products you may find as well. Once you have the software system in place, you have to do regular back-up processing to maintain an updated and safe picture of your critical data. Developing a schedule will help maintain a reliable system to suit your needs for either home, business or both.

eazyBkupBlog_logoYou’ve been hit and are currently going through the data recovery process now Or maybe you’ve decided to be pro-active and backup before the worst happens. Either way, finding reliable advice and quality data backup software is no harder than asking the professionals. No one knows better how to take an objective approach to backing up your data than your friendly neighborhood data recovery company.

Each backup company offers something just bit different from the next, so if you’ve been hit and have gone through the data recovery process – a good recovery company should spend as much time as needed in order to help you assess what course of action is best when deciding on a backup solution. Even if you haven’t been through a PC crash or hard drive failure, good professional data recovery service providers should always be willing to take a few minutes out to give you clear, objective advice when trying to decide on how and what to use when backing up your data. It’s only natural that some form of “redundancy” or backup is the next logical step after suffering data loss, so it quite often pay’s to ask the data recovery company you’re dealing with if they actually offer an in-house “post-recovery” service such as online or cloud backup.

For more information on Cloud Data Backup services Or, if you haven’t yet experienced a drive failure or data loss and would like to stay proactive, please call us anytime for more information and a free Cloud backup trial (see: eazyBackup ).

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