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Data Recovery

What is Data Recovery?

Data recovery is the process of retrieving lost, deleted, corrupted, or inaccessible data from electronic storage devices such as computers, servers, or external hard drives. The data recovery process can be necessary when data is lost due to hardware or software failure, accidental deletion, malware or virus attacks, or natural disasters. The process of data recovery involves the use of specialized software and tools to extract data from the damaged or inaccessible storage device. The software scans the storage device for recoverable data and attempts.

What are Backup Plans?

A backup plan is a way to make sure you don’t lose important information. It involves making copies of your important data to guard against things like computer problems, accidental deletions, or other unexpected issues. You can keep it simple by regularly copying important files to an external hard drive, or go for a more advanced approach like a cloud-based backup that’s always up to date. How often you do backups and what kind you use depend on how important the data is for your organization.

There are a few types of backups. A full backup means copying all your data, while an incremental backup only copies what’s changed since the last backup. A differential backup is like incremental, but it does a full backup whenever it notices changes in the data.

Did you know?

A study by found that 68% of UK organizations had experienced data loss in the past year, with hardware failure (45%) and human error (31%) being the most common causes.

The same study found that 29% of UK organizations do not test their backups, and 13% do not have a backup plan at all.

The same study found that 72% of UK organizations are not completely confident in their ability to recover quickly from a data loss incident.
According to a report by the UK government, the average cost of a data breach for a UK business is £8,460.

A study by Kroll Ontrack found that 18% of UK businesses do not have a backup solution in place, and of those that do, 38% have never tested their backups.