Hard Disk Drive Recovery
To perform a successful hard disk drive recovery, a good backup copy of the data previously contained on the failed hard disk drive is needed. Your success and timeframe for recovery will be somewhat dictated by the backup and restore methodology used. From tape drives to hard disk backups, the restore window can range from minutes to hours to days.
Hard disk drive recovery is never a fun assignment. The owners or stewards of the lost data will need it back almost immediately. Depending on the value of the data and what role it plays in the day-to-day business processes for a company or department within a company, the hard disk drive recovery may be holding people (and production levels) at bay - they might be unable to do their jobs during the recovery process.
If the hard disk drive that crashed was a central server, for instance, application software and web-based tools may be unavailable until the hard disk drive recovery process is completed. Using outdated tools to accomplish the recovery only adds to this critical recovery timeframe. Though located on premises, using a tape drive to perform the hard disk drive recovery could take many hours.
The best method for restoring a hard disk drive recovery is usually a disk-based backup software application which has access to a local data store. Many online backup software products, including RBackup from Remote Backup Systems, Inc. feature a local data store expressly to facilitate the hard disk drive recovery process. A redundant copy is stored offsite as part of the remote backup service and using our BitBackup technology the most recent version of files are located on the client’s local area network.
If you are preparing for a hard disk drive recovery on behalf of your company or clients, make sure to prepare using the best tools available. RBackup Remote Backup software has been instrumental in hundreds of hard disk drive recoveries in countries all around the globe. Put the power of our experience to work for you.