Raid Server Data Recovery – Your firm’s way to business continuity
In business one very important issue to consider is continuity, welcome raid server data recovery. For those of you who are not as familiar with Raid, it stands for redundant array of independent disks. Furthermore for those of you who are not in the technology industry it essentially means multiple backups of your data. The backup server for example will house several hard drives which hold redundant / same copies of your data so that should one disk fail you are still able to get your data back.
When bad things occur that you were not expecting such as a Hack, or even just innocent events such as a power loss, you need to restore your data. Being able to restore from your raid server and recover data is essential. Many firms with complex systems in enterprise may need to hire experts or outside contractors to help setup their Raid servers; however, there are cost effective ways to do it in the consumer world.
These days most tech stores sell external hard drives that actually feature multiple hard drives within it. You can choose different settings for the level of protection and performance you need. For example you can choose to use all of the hard drives separately to store their own data giving you the largest amount of space. Or if continuity is important you can have the data replicate on each disk or pair of drives. Alternatively if you are in need of fast performance you can “stripe” the data across all of the drives so that all drives can be accessed at once for various pieces of bigger files thus increasing the throughput of the whole system. You may have heard of these be referred to as Raid-0, Raid-1, and Raid-5 among others, but these are some of the most popular configurations
Lastly, for some confidence for home users; you can use RAID on Windows, Mac or Linux.