Some of you might have already experienced the limitations of free downloadable data recovery software tools, when it comes to size and effectiveness of data handling capacity. Most of the free versions of apps you find online are limited to documents, images, videos and a few mailing, SMS, phonebook and other mobile file formats. They may be good enough for you as an individual to fix basic levels of problems with logical failures and recover basic files and folders. But if you are working with enterprise level information management and happen to lose data from your server and workstations, you will surely need corporate solutions for data salvaging, which can be provided only by certified data recovery experts with considerable experience in handling disaster management conditions.
In this aspect we provide consistent levels of solutions to small businesses, corporate offices, enterprise level organizations and individuals for customized data recovery. You can select the most appropriate size and scale of data salvaging options based on your needs and budget with us. We ensure technical precision and functional security & integrity of your recovered data right from cloud based servers to your handheld smart phones and mobile devices.
Before you choose software tools for recovering your precious data, you need to assess your requirements in terms of data size, type of data, severity of disk failure etc. if your organization has a multi user network environment with different hardware architecture, OS and installed software applications, you need to consider the following features in the data recovery software that can serve your purpose.
- Compatibility with multiple hardware types
- Provision for Feature rich options
- Ability to handle server level data
- Established Preemptive warning systems
- Built in Hot swapping tools
- Connectivity to large scale databases
- Remote installation options
- Facilities for corrective, preventive and proactive measures
- Options for customizing data recovery algorithms
- Recovery and restore options for multiple RAID levels
Compatibility with multiple hardware types
Compatibility of adapters with multiple hardware types is the basic feature of data recovery software. The system should be capable of bringing stability to drive initialization during scanning process. Some of the SATA/IDE adapters are known to freeze whenever a software type of reset is executed on the connected disk drives. This kind of seizure happens during runtime of recovery process, which means the system has to be RESET.
Complete initialization: – The software should be capable of initializing all the drive and adapters within the drive during POST (Power-On Self-Test).
Auto save scanned stage: – The software should be able to continue the scanning process from the stage when a power failure or reset has happened, instead of start from all over from the initial stages. This can happen only when it can auto save every stage of scanning process.
Detect PHY reset and error level: – The software should be capable of initiating PHY and SATA system resets, when the recovery process seizes in the middle and the system hangs. This is the only way in which a non responsive disk drive can be made to respond. Moreover it should be capable of detecting the PHY zero, one and three errors originating from board and chip levels of the disk drive PCB.
Provision for Feature rich options
OEM and enterprise level data recovery tools provide feature rich options for multiple logical and physical damages to the disk drive. Sector mapping, cluster grouping, bad sector imaging & data link establishment, file system recovery and repartition based on imaging of deleted partition are some of the basic features needed for efficient data recovery. Dynamic Virus detection and reporting option are need for their timely elimination.
Ability to handle server level data
Enterprise level data recovery methods need effective handling of server hardware and disk drives. When the software is installed on the server computer, it should be capable of scanning the root drive along with RAID disks installed in the server. Dynamic disk mirroring is yet another option which is required option in the server data recovery software application. When the primary HDD fails, the software will immediately switch over to the mirrored disk and prompt the user to address the failed disk problems. Since the scanning and logging of disk health happens consistently, the technician will be able to detect the exact point of disk failure. Determining the causes and solutions become relatively easier and faster.
Established Preemptive warning systems
Preemptive disk failure warning systems are critical for enterprise level networking systems. If you analyze the functional features of OEM and enterprise data recovery software apps, you will be able find these features built into them. They can detect even the slightest symptoms of failure in the early stages and send out warning signals.
Built in Hot swapping tools
When the technician wishes to replace a failed hardware component (for example in a blade server), the software should be able to facilitate hot swapping (Without powering off the server) by temporarily freezing all the network users’ read/write activities from the primary server and routing them onto the backup server. Once the operation is complete, the system restores connection to the primary server and mirrors all the I/O data during the swapping process from the backup server to the primary server disks.
Connectivity to large scale databases
Enterprise data recovery calls for more than restoring files and folders from disk drives. The software should be capable of reinstating corrupt database metadata structures and salvage records and fields from them. This requires high level of integration between the software application and database engines running in the server back end.
Remote installation options
The software should have the option for installation on multiple work stations running on Windows, Linux and Mac clients from the network server.
Facilities for corrective, preventive and proactive measures
Once the disaster recovery processes are complete on the server disk drives, the software should provide options for keying in causes symptoms of disk and hardware failure into a secure database. When similar symptoms are observed in future, the system sounds a preemptive alarm based on the input from the error log database. Technicians will be able to take preventive and proactive measures to avoid such instances.
Options for customizing data recovery algorithms
Data recovery algorithms are different for desktop and mobile level data recovery while they tend to be complex with server and workstation data recovery in a distributed network. The software should be able to dynamically customize them based on application level and complexity of recovery process.
Recovery and restore options for multiple RAID levels
Most of the RAID based disk drives need support from RAID zero and extend further. Native support for Serial ATA and devices and multiple RAID levels determine the effectiveness of data recovery software to work with legacy and latest disk drives.