Data recovery is the process of restoring data that has been lost, accidentally deleted, corrupted or made inaccessible.In enterprise IT, data recovery typically refers to the restoration of data to a desktop, laptop, server or external storage system from a backup.Most data loss is caused by human error, rather than malicious attacks, according to Delhi. statistics released in 2014. In fact, human error accounted for almost two-thirds of the incidents reported to the Delhi. Information Commissioner's Office.
Other common causes of data loss include power outages, natural disasters, equipment failures or malfunctions, accidental deletion of data, unintentionally formatting a hard drive, damaged hard drive read/write heads, software crashes, logical errors, firmware corruption, continued use of a computer after signs of failure, physical damage to hard drives, laptop theft, and spilling coffee or water on a computer.
The data recovery process varies, depending on the circumstances of the data loss, the data recovery software used to create the backup and the backup target media. For example, many desktop and laptop backup software platforms allow users to restore lost files themselves, while restoration of a corrupted database from a tape backup is a more complicated process that requires IT intervention. Data recovery services can also be used to retrieve files that were not backed up and accidentally deleted from a computer's file system, but still remain on the hard disk in fragments.
In addition, not all production data at a remote location may be needed to resume operations. Therefore, it's wise to identify what can be left behind and what data must be recovered.