Data loss is the most depressing situation for anyone who uses systems to store their data. There is no one reason for this data loss; it can happen at any time, sometimes it even becomes unavoidable. I know, there’s nothing much frustrating than losing your vital document on which you had spent weeks. But it’s only to lose them just because of your small mistake or due to some unknown reasons. Have you ever experienced such instances? Then act fast! It’s time to think of protecting your data from such disastrous situations.
Listed below are 5 easy things which can prevent you from losing your vital data:
- Take regular backup of your data:
Backup is the most effective way of preventing loss of data. It is just having a copy of your original data and storing it in a safer location. Preferably, do not keep it on the same disk, you can store it on any external storage devices like USB drives, CD / DVDs, pen drives etc. Always keep updating this backup copy i.e. take data backup frequently on weekly or monthly basis.
If your data is very much important and confidential, then it’s good to keep two copies of it and keep at least one copy on an off-site location. In the event of data loss, you can use this backup copy and restore your data.
- Use UPS to protect your system from power surge
Improper shut down, power fluctuations and sudden power out surge etc. all might damage your system thus leading to loss of data. Hence, it’s advisable to use UPS (Un-interrupted Power Supply) to your system. Its spare battery will provide some time to save your open documents, eject your external drives correctly and shut-down your system properly. Hence, you could prevent damaging your PC; thus preventing loss of data.
- Get the anti-virus / anti-spyware software on your system
Many-a-times, you lose your data due to virus infection or malware attack. These virus / malware / spyware can delete or modify your vital files secretly. Also, if they are not removed in-time, it could crash your computer. These malicious programs could attack your system, either when you download files online or connect the external drives to your system. Hence, in order to get rid of these you need to use powerful anti-virus software. And also, keep updating the software to get the latest updates.
- Practice proper Disk maintenance
Do not store your data on the same partition containing your operating system. Maintain separate partition to store your data and the OS. This is because, in case if your OS gets corrupt due to any reason like virus infection, you need not worry about your data, as it is stored on other partition. Hence, will not get corrupt or lost. In case if both were on the same partition; then, even your vital data would have got corrupted along with your OS.
Also, defrag your computer regularly; it increases the performance of your PC and even helps you in removing some of the unwanted or unused data from your disk.
- Do not over-tweak your OS
Unless you know what you are doing, do not modify the OS registry to boost performance. It could damage your OS and result in malfunctioning that leads to loss of data.
However, inspite of all these precautionary measures, you may lose your files. Sometimes, you may encounter a situation where you will have to format your hard drive immediately. Until you format it, you will not be allowed to access your data stored. For your bad luck, you have stored the backup on the same drive and now even this copy is inaccessible. So, you will have to format your hard drive forcefully. Hence, you will lose your significant data including the backup copy. In case you face such situations, don’t get tensed! Just be clam and utilize Remo Recover software and recover data completely.
Hence, while working with your vital data, you need to more careful and make use of the above mentioned tips to protect your vital files from all sorts of data loss situations.