Data Loss Prevention
On this page we offer some tips on data loss prevention. They can help you completely avoid the distressing experience of restoring lost valuable files. Or at least, you will be prepared for a data loss incident so that it causes the least damage to your work or private life and you will be able to restore the precious information safely and quickly.
If you have lost vital data, skip this part and read data file recovery tips first. But don’t forget to check back after resolving your problem and read how to get prepared for data loss accidents so that you never find yourself in a desperate situation again.
- Making regular backups of important information is a good habit and an effective data loss prevention method.
If you don’t have enough time or patience to do regular backups manually, use backup software to schedule automatic backups. Prevention is better than cure.
Storing backups on the same hard drive, however, is not a good idea. Don’t put all eggs in one basket, try to use another storage device: a CD, DVD or another hard drive on another computer, if the latter option is available.
Install good data file recovery software on your computer right now, if you don’t have any. After data loss you are not
recommended to install anything on the disk with the lost files because they may be overwritten and gone forever. Recovery software installed on your computer is a good insurance in case of data loss disasters.
Good antivirus and antispyware software is another way of data loss prevention. Quite often data loss is caused by viruses or illegal actions of other compuer users.
Always have as much free space on the disk as possible, don’t stuff your hard drive with old
and unnecessary files. Review the data on your hard drive from time to time and remove the files you don’t need. The more free space on the disk, the more the chance of complete recovery if data loss occurs.
- Before you defragment your disk, think for a minute - are you sure you don’t need to retrieve back some of recently deleted files? After defragmentation that will be almost unreal. Sometimes even this may work as data loss prevention.
Data Loss Prevention Tip
Do regular backups of important information. If you don’t have time or memory to do regular backups manually, use backup tools to organize and schedule backups.