It’s World Backup Day!
Data loss can happen at any time. So, World Backup Day is a day set aside to remind us to back up files and protect our data, if not regularly, at least once a year- on 31st March! A back up is essentially a second copy or a reserve of your files/ data that’s most precious to you. There’s nothing more traumatizing than losing your data. And in today’s digital world, there are a hundred odd ways where one could lose their data.
My Blogging Journey
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” —William Wordsworth.
These lovely words were my inspiration when I set out on my blogging journey four years back. I wanted a space, to speak my heart out, to share my daily ramblings with the world. Thus my blog “Me Otherwise” came into being. From those initial days of penning down random thoughts, to its present form, my blog has grown from a simple journal to a more professional one. The blog touches a range of topics today-lifestyle, fashion, food and books.
Learning lessons- The hard way!!!
But not all of this was achieved without overcoming hurdles. And the biggest one for me was making sense of the technical nuances of blogging. It may seem way too simple and straight forward, but for someone with a non-technical background, concepts of data security, backups and storage was overwhelming.
Call it my ignorance or sheer laziness, but one fine day I woke up to find I had lost all my posts!!! Months of hard work had just vanished due to a server crash on the host side, leaving me feeling miserable. And that is when I understood the importance of Data Protection. Luckily for me, I had a backup of each of my posts on a hard disk and I restored my data from my backup.
Getting a basic understanding
Before I go any further, let me give you a basic understanding of what exactly data protection and data security is. These two relevant terms are of importance when we speak about securing data in a digital form. Though used synonymously often, there is a subtle difference between the two. Where data security refers to securing the data from accessibility of unauthorized users, the term data protection is ensuring the availability of data for access by authorized users and availability of data in case of data loss.
“When any business or venture with an online presence is growing, it is important it secures its data with an effective backup solution. And for a blog, with a far and wide reach, it makes all the more sense to focus on data protection and security.”
Data Recovery Services
For the security of data, there are professional data recovery services by companies who professionally recover data from hard drives, RAIDs, solid state drives, flash drives, and tapes. Experts companies and their services recover data in complex situations, from servers, and even when there is no data available due to a damages device. Data recovery services will make every effort to get back vital business data, repair drives and focus recovery with verified security.
Stellar Data Recovery
One such data recovery service in India is Stellar Data Recovery. It is India’s leading professional data recovery service company with an expertise in recovering data from almost all kinds of media storage devices like, Hard disk, Laptop, External media devices, SSDs (SanDisk solid state drives) servers, RAID/SAN/NAS systems, database, emails, mobile phones etc… Their data recovery experts can recover up to 100% of valuable data from any storage media device, irrespective of their failure cause.
They do open physically damaged hard drive in high tech Class 100 clean room; a very mandatory environment for crashed hard drive data recovery activity; which is electronically monitored for air quality and particulate contamination 24 hours a day. Stellar has the best-in-class tools, software, experts and experience engineers and techniques, from legacy. The company has been a leader in computer data recovery for over two decades and is the most trusted name in India for providing the best and cost effective Data Recovery Services.
Prevention is better than cure- Securing Data
- Make regular backups of files in storage devices.
- Have your anti-virus software in place, to protect yourself against viruses.
- Use a system of passwords so that access to data is restricted
- Write protect disks to avoid accidental deletion of files.
- Use data encryption techniques to code data so that it makes no apparent sense
A Final Note
It is wise to backup data at multiple locations because if your main data storage device (Hard Drive, Pen Drive, Server, Memory Card etc.) crashes you’ll still have a copy of all your files at other sites. Protect hard disks and have a backup plan in place.
And on the occasion of World Back up day, all that I can say is surely it is better to be safe than sorry!!