Recovery from a hard drive recovery outage is more complicated than most people realise, says data recovery expert John Suggs, who says a simple solution is to keep backups on multiple hard drives and the company that manages your data will keep your data safe.
“If you have a backup plan that includes having a backup of your data on two separate hard drives, it can help with some of the issues that a hard disk failure can cause, but if you have two separate backup plans, then that’s not necessarily the best solution,” he told Business Insider.
You can take advantage of two simple steps that can help you to keep your backups on two different hard drives.
Step 1: Turn on the backup feature in your backup plan”This is the part that’s the most important to me,” Suggst said.
“The first thing I do is make sure that I have a hard copy of my data on all of my drives, so I can easily access my data and that my backup plan includes this backup on two drives.”
To enable this backup feature, you’ll need to download the latest version of the company’s backup software, and you’ll also need to enable backup recovery.
Step 2: Enable the backup recovery feature in the backup planSettings are as simple as enabling the backup on your backups, and the same goes for your backups as well.
“I don’t have any way of saying which drive to make a backup on,” Sudds said.
“I just have one backup plan, and I just have the data on the two drives that are in it, so it’s not that I need to have a whole bunch of different backups.”
Sudds says this way, he can make sure all his data is backed up on both of his backups, which should make for a better experience.
“As soon as I turn on the backups, I get a prompt to turn on backup recovery, so that if there is a problem on one drive, I can immediately turn on another backup,” he said.
If you don’t want to turn off the backup, there are a couple of options to turn the backup off.
The first option is to turn it off automatically.
This is the default way to turn a backup off, but it’s a bit of a hassle, so you can choose to have it enabled for you.
Step 3: Turn the backup back onSettings are pretty straightforward, but Sudd is not alone in his opinion that you should turn off a backup when it’s time to get back to work.
“That’s the biggest reason why I don’t recommend it.
When you have multiple backups, if you don’ want to make backups of the data, you need to turn them off,” he explained.”
And then you’re going to have backups that are a bit larger than you need.
So it’s really not the best way to go.”
The next option is disabling the backup automatically.
That means you’ll be able to turn your backups off whenever you want, but not when you don”t want them to.
“When you’re working, you want to be able for you to get up and running quickly, so for you, and if you want a little more control over the backup settings, then you can disable the backup automatic setting and then you’ll get back on with the normal backup settings,” he added.
If it’s your first time getting back into the recovery process, you should make sure you have the right backup settings in place, and Sudd recommends that you have them enabled.
“You need to do the same thing as you would for normal backups, but I think that the biggest thing to do is to have the backup enabled and then turn the automatic back off when you get back into your normal workflow,” he advised.
If the backup isn”t on, you can go back to using your backup on the hard drive.
You can also turn off backup recovery and manually restore your data.
“It’s good to have backup recovery enabled and you can turn it on or off when it is needed,” Sood said.
Step 4: Turn off backup automaticSettings are a little easier, but still not as straightforward.
“If it is your first backup, you’re not going to be happy with this,” Suth said.
To turn off automatic backup recovery settings, you just need to double-click the backup you want off of your hard drive and then click the backup that you want restored.
You’ll then be asked for the backup to be restored, and once that is complete, you will see a prompt that you can click to begin restoring your data from the backup.
You should be able back into recovery mode again if all your backups have been restored successfully.