Data is the modern Heart of any organization in the current scenario- the heart fails, the organization is history. And, with the variance in businesses and its expansion, the load of the data has never seen such a muddling phase of time – of its collation and management being of almost prime importance to a business. Also, is for the fact that the privacy laws regarding the IT industry have never being tweaked to be so strict and in requirement of strict compliance. The legal issue making it only an inescapable den to pass through! Moreover, the data is your Bible, your organizations breather, ensuring the day-to-day work and functions of the organization get its requisite and constant fuel to perform and deliver.
Now, that the data is being mentioned in terms of its sheer quantity, can data loss be overlooked? It could be either imagined by you as a piece of jewelry being lost in a stack of bundles, or a whole bundle gone missing from the place of your acquaintance. Choose whichever is convenient and you could relate to the panic and the standstill-like situation that follows. The effects of Data loss is pretty much the same- in fact, even more intense in some cases, without exaggeration.
Data, being now entirely in the zone of the digital spread, is not like the bygone era one- being trapped in the physical pages of a big fat book. So, as much as this has been good news for the quantum part of it, but a loss can affect it just the opposite. The pros with its cons, and thorns! There can be quite a many reasons that can lead to data loss. Some of the main three reasons commonly observed are:
- This is due to the failure in the Operating System, the parent of the data storage process. This could include the hard disk drive crash, accidental damage, or even as careless ones as accidental deletion! The accidental deletion becomes an issue of mention, as it’s not about accidentally choosing the file and accidentally hitting the delete button. That wouldn’t be possible even by a restless kid, eh! It is about trying to replace one set of data with another in another disk, resulting in the catastrophe!
- The other most common scenario that is noticed is in case of data loss is a disk level failure. This could commonly include things like compromised file system or disk partition, or even a hard disk failure. Either of the causes makes the chances of data recovery to a minimal.
- In the third most common one is a bit ore strange- it is about having deleted the file from a storage medium. This is basically like the content of the deleted files are not removed from the drive, but very peculiarly their itinerary or the reference s to them in the directory hierarchy are removed. This leads to a major danger of being overwritten by some other content, now that a part of the content being gone!