Data Disaster

Disaster literally means, extreme destruction or misfortune or major loss. Data disaster refers to the loss or misfortune caused to the one who have lost the critical data. Data to the organization or to an individual is almost like money.

Disasters are classified into two categories namely, natural and human disasters. Natural disasters are earthquakes, tornadoes, floods etc., whereas man – made disasters are infrastructure failure etc. Prevention of natural disaster is difficult but we can prevent man made disasters.

Data disaster recovery

It refers to resuming of business operations with policies and procedures. Data disaster recovery is the solution to overcome the damage or destruction caused. It aims at continuing the overall functions of disrupted business. It ranges from recovery of data on a drive to replacing all computers and data that is, destroyed and so on. Organizations invest huge amount for data disaster recovery i.e., to recover the lost original data. Data disaster causes huge loss to the organization if not recovered, in some cases loss in revenue, loss of contract would also cause.

Disaster recovery planning or Business Continuity planning aims at resuming data, hardware, infrastructure, crisis communication etc. Some measures to avoid threats to the organization are:

  • Preventive - aim to prevent an occurrence of an event
  • Detective - aim to detect or find unnecessary events
  • Corrective - aim to correct the system after the occurrence of a disaster (restoration)

Data Disaster Recovery Strategy

The Data disaster recovery strategy involves:

  • A strategy that reduces business disruption and provides fault tolerance in event of failure and business functions
  • A complete, impact assessment on business due to data disaster
  • Costs involved to recover due to loss
  • Recovery objectives and maximum time involved to get backup
  • To minimize data loss

Some organizations involve recovery (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) for business processes in turn for the continuity of business. Since, offsite-data backup (remote) is easily affordable, medium sized businesses implement Data disaster recovery services. In contrast, tape backups are not easy to use.

Data Protection Strategies

Few data protection strategies are as follows:

  • Backups made regularly preferably on off-site location
  • Use of SAN (Storage Area Network) technology for replication of data
  • Backups made regularly preferably on off-site location
  • Maximum availability of systems
  • Use of RAID technology for mirroring
  • Use of voltage regulators to minimize power surges
  • Temperature and humidity controlled environments
  • Use of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to avoid abrupt shut down of the system due to power failure
  • Use of backup servers
  • Avoiding exposure to extensive heat and fire
  • Use of good anti-virus software

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