Posts Tagged ‘RAID’
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
RAID data recovery. Kind of sounds like a lethal insecticide, doesn’t it? RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. It originally stood for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, but the name changed when the marketing brainiacs realised the word ‘inexpensive’ made consumers question whether this was a cheap (and therefore inferior quality) storage solution.
RAID data recovery is essentially a technology that gives increased storage functions through redundancy. It’s attained by combining various (or multiple) disk drives into one cohesive and logical unit. RAID is now seen as a common term for computer data storage systems that replicates and divides your data along multiple physical data disk drives (which is phrased as being in a RAID array).
Why Make Use of RAID Data Recovery?
In the business world data is precious commodity and data loss could cripple a business and drive a CEO to pull out his hair. Therefore, any business worth their salt would have contingency or backup plans—and part of this plan would be a well structured RAID data recovery policy.
Not all systems are full proof and there are a few ways which could result in a RAID system failing. We never see it coming, but it could be due to human error (although we never want to admit it!), software issues, transmission errors or hardware failures (which we like to blame most frequently!).
Damages to RAID data can be a problem also during power outages—this means the data writing is interrupted and causes inconsistencies when the data is read. A solution is required to analyze and rearrange the data to a more logical format.
If you’re making use of RAID systems, RAID data recovery is a no brainer. There’s that old saying about crying and spilt milk and having a recovery system in place will spare you the tears.
Friday, January 29th, 2010
Only trust the leaders in file recovery with your valuable data
Accidents happen, and that is why it is so important to take the necessary precautions to make sure that these accidents don’t end up leading to a disastrous situation. Let’s look at data for example, whatever the nature of it might be. We live in the age of technology where data is everything. We all have files stored somewhere, whether it is our holiday photos, our financials, or even the very core information that our business is based on. This information can be on your personal computer at home, on your laptop, a CD, a DVD, the system network at the office or a flash disk, to name a few. And all these products are vulnerable to various forms of damage. It can be a catastrophic system failure, accidental erasure, physical damage, a hard disk malfunction or a severe computer virus. Whatever the cause, professional file recovery will be necessary to undo what damage can be done and avert a possible catastrophe.
Intratec Data Recovery is a company dedicated to file recovery and repairing lost and damaged data from any known source. This includes personal computers, hard drives, servers, personal files, database files, CDs, Apple Mac computers, notebooks, laptops, RAID systems, removable hard drives, USB memory sticks and more. They will diagnose the media submitted by you, assess the state of the media and evaluate the recoverability of the media. They will then provide you with a data recovery quote free of charge which will include:
- Estimated time-frame for completion of the job
- Estimated chance of recovery in percentage
- Whether spares are needed
Having received this information, you can then make an informed decision on whether you wish to continue. After receiving signed approval, the recovery process can begin. If they cannot recoverf the data, they will not charge you. Intratec Data Recovery is one of South Africa’s leading file recovery companies. Visit datarecoverysa.co.za to find out how to submit your media and let the professionals help you recover your valuable data.
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Intratec is a South African company specialising in Data Recovery. We are dedicated to recovering and repairing lost and damaged data from any known source. This includes personal computers or file servers, individual hard drives, data CDs, Apple Mac computers, notebooks, laptops, RAID systems, external drives and even USB memory sticks – in fact any type of data storage. Also, if you have accidentally deleted a file by mistake, or have lost data in a database, Intratec will be able to assist you.
We are just at the other end of a telephone line, so if you would like further information or are at the end of your tether with worry, just call us at 086 727 7269.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
Data Recovery SA recovers data from all server and drive makes and models and can carry out server data recovery for:
- Damaged or Lost RAID Configurations
- Failed Software or Operating System Upgrade
- Corrupt or Damaged Partition Table
- Drive not booting up – Missing or Deleted File or Directory
- Inaccessible Drives
- Clicking Drives
- RAID Controller Failure
- Formatted Drives
- Multiple Hard Drive Crashes
- Fire or Flood Damage
Most modern large businesses rely on at least one file server, and when a server goes down, it can mean the complete shutdown of a business, sometimes on a nationwide scale, if data recovery is not swiftly applied. This is one of the reasons why many large stores have chosen a RAID file server, where all data is stored incessantly in duplicate on at least two separate hard drives. File servers are fundamentally bigger and more powerful versions of a desktop PC, and data recovery is frequently needed for exactly the same types of reason as a PC.
RAID arrays can usually tolerate a single drive failure without any impact on the server’s availability in your network environment. However, if more than one drive fails, the server may not be available on the network and attempts to recover the data on your own may result in permanent data loss! Always call Data Recovery SA when you have a problem with your RAID server and need data recovery. In many cases the failure of a file server can mean the loss of many thousands of Rands for every minute of down time. Server data recovery is one of our specialties, so don’t hesitate to call us.
Monday, April 27th, 2009
Most large companies rely entirely upon databases today – more so than the majority of us realize. Databases have become so much a vital part of our lives that we take them for granted. Databases are used every day by:
The list is endless. Databases have become such a part of our daily lives that for one to fail can mean financial disaster for an organization if the data is not recovered rapidly. Quick and efficient database recovery is essential, and there are professionals like Intratec who can do this. Organizations should make regular backups of their databases or have the data stored in such a way that it can be recovered easily, by using RAID configurations, for example.
Thursday, February 26th, 2009
RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks, and was originally a technology that allowed computer users to achieve mainframe-class storage reliability from low-cost and less reliable PC-class disk-drive components by means of a technique of arranging the devices into arrays for redundancy. RAID is now used as an umbrella term for computer data storage schemes that can divide and replicate data among multiple hard disk drives.
When multiple physical disks are set up to use RAID technology, they are said to be in a RAID array. This array distributes data across multiple disks, but the array is seen by the computer user and operating system as one single disk. Intratec Date Recovery is able to use the proper recovery protocols that are essential to prevent data loss or damage to file system structures.
Friday, January 23rd, 2009
Each data recovery, file recovery, undelete, RAID recovery, disk recovery or disaster recovery case begins with a free evaluation to determine the potential for recovery and to provide a firm price-quote for your review. Initial diagnosis determines whether the media is accessible to our lab equipment. If so, the first priority is to create a raw image of the data so that logical analysis can determine the nature of the data loss situation. If the media is inaccessible our lab will test the components and closely examine its internal health to determine the extent of physical damage.
Logical recovery uses the raw image by examining the low-level data sectors and determining what fixes to file system structures are needed to get access to the important data. Sometimes the existing file system structures are missing or damaged so much that data has to be extracted directly from one or more fragments of the raw image. Once a recovery has been successfully performed, file lists are created and data validity is checked.
Friday, January 23rd, 2009
Each data recovery, file recovery, undelete, raid recovery, disk recovery or disaster recovery case begins with a free evaluation to determine the potential for recovery and to provide a firm price-quote for your review. Initial diagnosis determines whether the media is accessible to our lab equipment. If so, the first priority is to create a raw image of the data so that logical analysis can determine the nature of the data loss situation. If the media is inaccessible our lab will test the components and closely examine its internal health to determine the extent of physical damage.
Recovery of crashed hard disks often involves replacing failed or damaged components in a clean environment and using specialized hardware and software tools to create the raw image. Failed components typically include electronics, read/write heads, head assemblies, magnets & drive motors.
Monday, August 18th, 2008
The Computer Era has completely revolutionized the workplace, and today almost all businesses, from big banks to stud dairy farmers, rely on databases. What used to be written in books not so many years ago is now stored in a database. That means that millions and millions of bits of information are stored magnetically on hard drives and tapes around the world. Because it is so easy to either corrupt or destroy this information, it is extremely important to have backups to databases.
Many of the larger organizations do this automatically by using RAID configurations, but even here there can be failure. Whatever organization you are in, if you make regular use of databases it is essential to back up your data files on a regular basis. If you do find yourself in an embarrassing situation where you have lost or corrupted data, then it is time to call in the database recovery experts.
Intratec is an organization that specialises in data recovery. They started off in Cape Town in the year 2000, and within a few years they have already opened branches in Johannesburg and Durban. They use the very latest hi tech equipment and the latest software available for data recovery. If you know your way around computers and databases it is often quite simple to recover lost data yourself, especially when you can call upon backups. However, the recovery job is sometimes much more complex, involving the use of a special clean room in which to dismantle hi tech equipment like hard drives. This is the time when you need to call in the database recovery experts.