Rising Waters, Drowning Data: How to Protect Your Data from Floods

With the recent flooding caused by storms like Harvey and Irma, there have been several people asking what they should do to protect their data. We decided to take the time and give you three options on how to shore up your data protection as you board up the windows.

  1. Use The Cloud: A lot of different programs and electronics now have a certain amount of cloud storage for your data. Look at your devices and services, determine which of them have cloud saving, and utilize that to securely store your data off site. This way it can be recovered should the hardware become damaged.
  2. Secure the Back Up: Using an external drive, back up the entirety of your device. Then take that drive, carefully secure it in a secure water tight container, and place the container in a dry, secure, elevated area in your home or office. This way should flooding occur, you have a secondary version of your entire system that is above the water. If you are evacuating, pack the hard drive and take it with you.
  3. Secondary Location: Like option two, back up your entire machine and secure the drive in a water tight container. Then take this drive to an entirely separate location like an office, friend’s home, or safety deposit box. This step could even go to extremes by sending it out of state to try and guarantee safety of the data.

This hurricane season has caused flooding, the likes of which cause huge damage. While trying to make sure you and your physical goods are secured, please remember your data.

If you are already struggling with a damaged drive however, click here and contact Carolina Data Recovery.

 

You’ve got enough to worry about. Let us take care of your valuable data.


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“The short: Calling Ron and his team was the best decision I could have made. Words like kind, respectful, prompt, and attentive come to mind. The long: My NAS crashed. I thought I lost my entire digital life. Forget about the files and documents one accumulates and all the music, I had 30 years of family pictures, some of who are no longer with us. I was in tears. I took my NAS to a big box store where I was given very robotic service by their "geeks" and was told it could cost me thousands of dollars, it would take at least a month (but I could leap to the front of the line for an extra $100) to even find out IF it was recoverable. I decided to look for someone local and thank God I found Carolina Data Recovery. Ron was able to confirm that the data was recoverable within 48 hours and had my data back to me within 72 hours. Beyond that, Ron took time to walk me though the process and listen to my concerns. Realizing I was a mess, Ron spent an hour on the phone with me explaining what I need to do going forward to ensure that this never happens again. Backing up your data IS important - hard lesson learned. I hope to never be in this situation again, but have comfort in knowing that Carolina Data Recovery has my back. ”
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