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Common reasons for and types of Data Loss

Before you choose from specific Online Data Backups or Disaster Recovery solutions, it is pertinent to understand the various types of failures which can cause data loss. Some of them are as follows:

A leading cause of business data loss is the accidental or even intentional erasure of files by a user. This includes files which are erased by hackers who might break into your system. Then there are files inadvertently erased by inattentive employees or those deleted by disgruntled employees, you on your own might erase certain files thinking that they were not needed any further.

Another possible data loss cause is complete disk failure. This can happen if the computer system is dropped. It may also happen due to excessive or careless use of an old drive.

A common possible data loss reason is a sudden power failure and the ensuing Data corruption. Perhaps the most common type of disk drive failure is a slow, steady loss of ‘blocks’ on the disk drive. They can go bad in several ways. Although the disk drives have filters, which stop dust from entering, filters will not always keep out humidity, hence slow corrosion can set in.

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