Without a doubt, the new technology has brought some amazing things; it has helped shape the world in many ways. Take, for instance, your phone and tablet; you can literally work almost anywhere in the whole world, talk to anyone, and do other amazing things. This all sounds great, but new technology doesn’t come without its set of challenge and this is also the case with storage technology. Here, we will have a quick look at five reason data recovery is getting more difficult today.
Unreliable backup technology
You may have an excellent recovery plan but it would be of no use if the backup technology malfunctions. Today, advanced data recovery is more difficult due to the increasing number of backup technology. With cloud backup and storage services, users will tell you it is the king. It brings quite some convenience to storage and data backup. However, your date is controlled by the provider, and therefore safe. However, many providers are not willing to disclose detailed configuration about their technology which makes data recovery quite a challenge.
Encryption today is not limited to software level; it can work pretty much on hardware devices. Manufacturers are coming up with sophisticated algorithms to encrypt their data, and since data recovery often requires demand to decrypt data, this may seem recovery difficult to the novice and much tougher to most IT experts. There are modern disks that can encrypt data even when you dot ask then so data will remain encrypted even when there is no password set. They will store the copy of the encryption key in flash memory on the board which, so if the board burns, then data is lost even if you made excellent efforts to encrypt the data.
Challenges of Solid State Drives(SSDs)
SSDs does not have moving part, unlike the previous mechanical hard disk drives. When they hit the market, SSDs were hailed because of their high speed, low power consumption, and other advantages. Pople assumed that because they had no mechanical part, they would be less risk to fail. However, they became equally reliable to mechanical drive are susceptible to electronic damage. SSD drive will work on electronic and some exquisite algorithms. They give little warning before they fail, so they work and then they don’t. SSD represents an entirely new challenge to IT experts. So, data recovery, although possible, can be time-consuming. In most cases, one will have to research the ins and outs of the SSD algorithm. Sometimes, the best option is to rely on data recovery services which don’t come cheap.
Virtualization provides numerous benefits to a data center, but not with management simplicity. Typically, there are three challenges that often pose a problem to many IT administrators, Virtual machine (VM) back up, virtual disaster recovery, and virtualization security. In particular, the virtualization abstraction separates the application from a hardware, which means that one will need a non-virtualized planning which is more than the traditional non-virtualized environment, which generally makes data recovery tougher. For instance, virtualization brings deleted virtual disks and VM which are all complicated than common recovery. Besides, in virtual environment physical hardware controls different VM, there if the hardware malfunctions, all your VM will corrupt and there will be more serious data loss.
Big storage obviously takes more time to extract the data. For example, reading and copying a 2 terabyte disk can take more than 10 hours an average read speed of 60Mb/s. Most business will use new storage technology like the RAID technology and combining with other for effective functioning storage. Recovering data from past only requires file system recovery, but today, to deal with big storage, you need to recover storage configuration, that is, how separate disks will work together to have a single storage. This can be quite complex and success is not guaranteed. Well, you may be able to recover data, but this will take you a considerable amount of time, something that your client may not have.
Newer technologies are good and beneficial, but they can also pose a challenge and storage technology is no exception. So, before you commit your data to some shiny technology, it is more than important that you assess the damage in case it fails. Invest in a good data recovery plan but also make sure that you have a reliable vendor.