Raid Data Recovery

raid-dataEverybody always says that it is important to make sure you have a backup solution in place just in case you suffer from a major hard drive failure. This does make a lot of sense, and I recently had a situation in which we needed to get data recovery on what was a pretty seriously important machine for us. This was a machine that ran our exchange server and I have to say that it has always been a pretty good machine. Unfortunately, I think that we ran it for too long and the hard drives just started to get old. Everyone knows that when hard drive to hold the potential for mechanical failure is much higher and as a result you end up having to contact a raid data recovery company.

Of course, this ended up happening to us but I was happy at least that I already had great raid data recovery provider lined up.

Raid Recovery Changed Our Way of Thinking

I can say that it is about time that we started concentrating on the things that are most important to our company. I feel like we kind of got off track for a while and unfortunately got into a situation where we were looking at technologies that really didn’t help that much. Then, of course, we forgot about one of the most important things for every corporation to deal with: backing up and storing their data safely. As a result, we found ourselves in a pretty brutal RAID recovery situation that actually almost brought us to our knees. Unfortunately, when you actually do have a raid failure things can get a little bit crazy because of the fact that the data on that server is usually critical. In our case, it was incredibly critical because this was where we were storing our Microsoft exchange database. I’m just glad we found a company to recover it immediately.

Raid Recovery and Backup Plans

We finally are starting to put together at least somewhat of a RAID recovery plan, as this is something I have been trying to do for what seems like years. I think we ran into a lot of issues because the former administrator at our company always talked up raid as one of those things that didn’t need a real backup. It may have saved us a little bit of money in the meantime, but I’ve always been a proponent of free solid backup solutions. And now that we’re dealing with one terabyte backup drives that are available for less than $100, there really isn’t any excuse for us to not have some kind of recovery plan in place.

I think it’s critical because if we make sure we have a raid recovery plan in place, we won’t really have to deal with a professional at all. In that case, you just retrieve your data straight from the backup.

This RAID Recovery Situation

Some of these computer users don’t really know what is going on behind the scenes with all of our servers that serve them daily. But, I guess it really isn’t their job and I know that it is my key focus. But, I think a lot of the people always assume that I am doing nothing around here and just drinking coffee. This is not the case, as I am continually providing the company with services that they may not have thought of. The other week, as an example, I had to deal with a major RAID recovery situation that frankly would have destroyed most computer guys. I had the wherewithal to call a professional raid data recovery shop right off the hop and we ended up getting all of our data returned to us and back online by the time everyone came in in the morning. I don’t hear anyone praising me about that.

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