DESIGNING FOR FAILURE – INFORMATION & SYSTEMS BACKUPS
You will be flooded, You will have a fire, You will lose everything. At the end of the day, system replication, storage redundancy and finally your backups need to hold the line between you and great loss.
We don’t design or implement a system that doesn’t assume the failure of any part within it. Failure is not only possible, but it’s also probable and so how do we embrace that truth changes the process we implement. Therefore we start each client a review to understand their current process and identify what gaps exist in their current protection.
Losing your important files is one of the worst things that can happen. Whether it’s heirloom pictures of your children as babies, your first manuscript, or all your work for a big client, this can be one of the most stressful and harrowing experiences in a person’s life. But don’t give up!
We have recovered data from all kinds of files and hard drives.
- SSD drives
- Flash Cards
- Mechanical Drives
- USB Thumb Drive or Flash Drive
From all types of failure
- Partition Table Corruption
- Unsafe Ejection
- Falls and Drops
- Water Damage
- Unrecognized Disk
- Electrical Failure
- Firmware Failure
- Mechanical Failure
- Bad Platter Area
- Logical Failure
- Complex Failure Mode
- Manufacturing Defects
Since the SD card is pretty tiny, it is vulnerable to physical damages. For instance, you can blend SD card without breaking a sweat. Moreover, although many SD cards are water-proof, they can be water-damaged as well if they are put in water for a long time. In addition, as SD card is entirely made from electronics when it suffers electrostatic discharge, it will damage definitely.
File System Corruption
Also, the operating system of your smartphone or camera will make great effects on the SD cards. Whenever you try to access your data stored on the SD card, you will surely pass the operating system. Thus, if the operating system malfunctions, it will result in the file system corruption and lastly cause the SD card corruption. At that time, of course, your data will be inaccessible too.
Accumulating Bad Sectors in SD Card
Like traditional hard drive, it is almost inevitable that bad sectors will be created on SD cards with time going on. The so-called bad sector is the bad storage space that is unable to store data anymore. Over times, there will be increasing bad blocks in the SD cards. And finally one day, the SD card will stop working permanently.
Insert or Remove SD Card Improperly
Similar to common USB flash drive, an SD card should be inserted to connect with a camera or smartphone. Therefore, it is unavoidable that you will be required to plug in and plug out the SD card. In this course, if you handle it improperly, such as too violently or frequently using it on multiple different platforms, the SD card will get compromised. At that point, all the data will give you farewell.
Virus or Malware Infection
What’s more, SD card can get failed due to virus infection of malware attacks. For example, if your smartphone downloads any malware accidentally. At once, it will contract your data stored in the SD card. In this case, the data may be unreadable and in the meantime, the SD card will be very likely to inaccessible as well.
Interruption in SD Card Formatting
Sometimes, you may need to format your SD card for some reasons. However, if the formatting process is interrupted or something wrong occurs in this course, there are great chances that the SD card will be compromised. In such cases, it is quite difficult to repair it. Hence, you should keep cautious if you intend to format your SD card.
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