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Recovering Data In A Snap

Written by  Greg Olson

As data we regularly store on our PCs and servers is becoming more and more valuable, the ways to “lose” this information are increasing. A surge protector, UPS and regular backups can safeguard financial, medical, legal, or other critical documents to a point. It is important, however, to understand the options that are available for recovering data that is lost or corrupted. It is just as essential to ensure this information is available for immediate use. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, there has been a growing need to implement solid disaster recovery plans and the need for preparedness within the business community for protecting and maintaining control over critical data. Data loss often occurs when it’s least expected – as a result of a disaster, blackout, flood, earthquake, computer virus outbreak, or system malfunction (all uncontrollable and virtually unpredictable situations). Yet even if a business plan, financial spreadsheet, or important e-mail