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Data Transfer and Recovery Services

   We offer lost data recovery and transfer services for computer hard disk drives and other storage devices. The importance of data has never been higher which is why we offer data recovery services for lost data. From family pictures to digital copies of important documents, some data can be irreplaceable. We offer data recovery services for all devices. When possible we can recover data and create a backup to be accessed from your computer. We can backup data to eternal hard drives, another computer, or a USB device. If you need an external hard drive for your data recovery we can provide one for you.

 

   Let our team help keep your most treasured data secure. In rare cases where we are unable to recover your data, we can refer you to data recovery specialist. We're conveniently located in south Austin, Texas, right off the Ben White frontage road. We also work with some great data recovery specialist that surely can recover your precious data if we're unable to assist in the recovery. There is no charge if no data is recovered. 

A Little DIY Can Go A Long Way

To properly back up your data, follow these steps:

  1. Identify Important Data: Determine which files and data are essential and need to be backed up. This typically includes personal documents, photos, videos, music, and any other irreplaceable data. Consider any critical files related to work, projects, or business as well.

  2. Choose Backup Storage Media: Select a suitable backup storage media based on your requirements. Options include external hard drives, network-attached storage (NAS), cloud storage services, or a combination of these. Each option has its pros and cons in terms of cost, capacity, accessibility, and security.

  3. Develop a Backup Schedule: Establish a regular backup schedule to ensure your data is consistently protected. This can be daily, weekly, or monthly, depending on the frequency of data changes and the criticality of the information. Automating the backup process is highly recommended to eliminate human error and ensure consistency.

  4. Select Backup Method: Decide on the backup method that best fits your needs. Here are a few common options:

    a. Full Backup: This involves copying all the selected data to the backup storage media. It provides a complete snapshot of your data but may take longer and require more storage space.

    b. Incremental Backup: This approach only backs up the changes made since the last backup. It is faster and consumes less storage space but requires all backup sets to restore the latest version of a file.

    c. Differential Backup: Similar to incremental backup, it only backs up the changes since the last full backup. However, it keeps a separate backup set for each differential backup, making it easier to restore files.

  5. Implement Data Encryption: If your data contains sensitive or confidential information, consider encrypting it before backing up. Encryption ensures that even if the backup storage media falls into the wrong hands, the data remains protected. Many backup software and cloud storage services offer encryption options.

  6. Test and Verify Backups: Regularly test your backups to ensure they are functioning correctly and your data can be restored when needed. Perform occasional restores of random files to confirm that the backup process is reliable and the data integrity is maintained.

  7. Store Backups Securely: Keep your backup storage media in a secure location to protect them from theft, physical damage, or natural disasters. If you choose cloud storage, ensure the provider has robust security measures in place to safeguard your data.

  8. Offsite Backup: Consider having an offsite backup in addition to local backups. This protects your data in case of a local disaster like fire, flood, or theft. Cloud storage is an excellent option for offsite backups.

  9. Keep Multiple Versions: If possible, retain multiple versions of your backups. This allows you to restore previous versions of files if needed, especially in cases of accidental changes or file corruption.

  10. Review and Update Backup Strategy: Regularly review your backup strategy to ensure it meets your changing needs. Adjust backup schedules, storage capacity, or methods as your data volume or importance evolves.

By following these steps, you can create a robust and reliable backup system that protects your valuable data and provides peace of mind in the face of unexpected data loss events. Remember, you can always stop by to have our technicians do it for you. 

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