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Data Recovery and Disaster Recovery Explained

Every company that uses computers to carry out their business, needs to have a solid disaster recovery plan. One item often left out is data recovery! Data Recovery is one of those services that no one thinks they will ever need until it is too late. The fact is, when disaster strikes, problems can occur with bad or out of date backups. It important to have a solid Recovery Point Objective.

DTI Data Recovery has a team of experts that can help you finish your disaster recovery plan by giving you the information you require to get data off of failed hard drives. There is a lot more to hard drive recovery, than simple disk repair. Hard drive data recovery is an essential part of disaster planning, especially in areas like Florida where hurricanes and flooding are common-place. We often have to do flood damaged hard drive recovery.

Recovery Point Objective

The amount of data lost, measured in time, is referred to as recovery point objective (RPO). For example, if the last accessable copy of data upon an outage was approximately 18 hours prior – the recovery point objective would be approximately 18 hours. The RPO answers the question – “Up to what point in time could the data be recovered?” The RPO, in conjunction with the recovery time objective (RTO), is the basis on which data protection strategy is developed.

Recovery Time Objective

After a disaster, the duration of time and service level within which a business process must be restored, in order toavoid unacceptable consequences associated with a break in continuity, is referred to as recovery time objective (RTO).

It should be noted that the “O” in RTO stands for objective, not mandate. In a reality, stradegy is often chosen that will not meet the RTO. Even if the RTO will not be met, it should still remain an objective of future strategy revision. Hard drive recovery is only one aspect of disaster recovery, call 727-345-9665 for help or information.


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