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Prevent Data Loss

There is nothing more frustrating than losing your important data that you have spent so much time and energy in creating it. Then, a serious instance of data loss is the worst time to figure out why and how it happened. While data loss affects everyone who uses a computer, one can avoid by following some regular safety norms for your data.

Practices that can prevent data loss:

Ensure clean, dry and safe environment for your system:

Dust, moisture, heat and spilling over of any liquid may lead to an instance of data loss. To keep your laptops, computers and servers safe, avoid these things. Moreover, be careful with against your laptop or device being accidentally knocked over or dropped.

Take regular & automated back-up:

Data backup should be given equal importance to that of creating it. Moreover, take automated backup instead of manually doing it. While backing up, store the data at a different system/location other than your working system for more safety.

Always ensure verification of backed up data for its consistency:

Many people have a habit of taking backup, but irregularly. If the backup is not properly scheduled, the backup data can be overwritten and/or seem irrelevant in terms of a meaningful consistent data. Hence, with timely backup, you must ensure verification of the previous backup before a new one.

Always take back-up before upgrading your system:

You need to upgrade your system every now and then for betterment. Ensure backing up of your data before each upgradation, because sometimes, upgradation can cause deletion/inaccessibility of the saved data.

Ensure connecting your system to uninterrupted power supply:

Power surge can result in physical damage to the storage media and corruption of the file system leading to data inaccessibility. Hence, an uninterrupted power supply is a must to prevent unwanted data loss.

Ensure automatically updated virus scanner in your system:

Even if you’re sure, it doesn’t contain viruses, you need to cross check each piece of I/O document or application in order to prevent your system against losing the data. As, you cannot scan each file manually, it’s always better to have an updated virus scanner that will do the job for you.

Never open your hard drive:

Whatever is the case, opening the hard drive or any other storage media in normal environment will result in damaging the media leading to permanent data loss. It needs specialized professionals and CLASS 100 Clean Room environment.

Check the health of your system regularly:

You need to monitor the health of hard drive time to time, to check for  any symptoms indicating failure.  Various smart software are available in the market to monitor the overall health of your hard drive. As, manually checking the system is not possible, installation of any smart software is the best idea to protect your data.

These handy tips can save your data against every possible instance of data loss. If not fully but will certainly minimise the data loss.

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