Some tips to Protect your Data
“The prevention is always better than the cure”. Some important tips have been listed here to protect your data. By following these tips, we can avoid the loss of data and a difficult data recovery procedure.
Make the Backups
Backing up the boot sectors and other Directory information is always a wise procedure of secure your data. The different areas on your disk should be backed up at different intervals. A complete back up program consists of the following measures:
- Make an emergency boot floppy for each system.
- Make the back of MBR once, after FDISK command of DOS.
- Make the back up of DBRs for each logical drive once, after FORMAT command of DOS.
- Make the back up of the FAT and root directories regularly.
- Make the back up of important user data regularly.
Perform surface scanning monthly
Perform the surface scan monthly to test the media of your device. By doing this you can fix the error in the very initial stage. Even if the scanning program is not capable to fix the disk, it may at least provide the information about the physical and logical status of your storage media. With this information you can get the help to back up your data and to find the solutions for the problem.
De-fragment of data weekly
With the creation of new files and deletion of older files the data of the disk becomes more and more fragmented. The fragmentation makes the accessibility of data slow and complicated. We shall discuss the disk fragmentation and defragmentation in detail, in the next chapters of this book.
The utilities for defragmentation of the data are available in the operating system. By maintaining the defragmented data, you can make the performance of the system better as well as comparatively Defragmented data is easy to recover if there is any disk crash.
|Sample Chapters from book DATA RECOVERY WITH AND WITHOUT PROGRAMMING by Author Tarun Tyagi
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