I do have to say that I’m a little bit surprised by how little attention people do pay to their raid servers. I think the fact that raid servers are very redundant seems to be one of the main reasons why people don’t really care to manage them properly. As a result, they end up in a quagmire in which they require RAID recovery, but I don’t really understand exactly why they got there. In the end, it is usually about bad behavior when it comes to maintaining backups and the machinery that is necessary to run an effective raid array. So I think that probably one of the biggest behaviors that needs to be crushed if you want to avoid raid recovery is simple ignorance. You need to recognize that raid servers are no more infallible than regular servers, and in fact at times the redundancy of this platform can be a negative. Just take a look at some of the pricing for raid data recovery, and you’ll discover why this is a good idea.
Leave Your RAID Alone
You should probably understand right off the hop that there are a few technical issues in the computer environment that are more difficult to deal with than RAID recovery is. I think probably one of the most panic generating problems of the computer world, a raid failure tends to be something that very few administrators are truly prepared for. What this means is that they end up spinning their wheels on ineffective solutions for quite a while before they can actually get the server back up and running. Probably one of the most difficult things for raid recovery technicians is that usually the raid servers that they receive have already had a number of do it yourself techniques applied to them. Typically, these techniques can be a lot more damaging to the server then the user would have thought. So what this means a lot of extra work for the raid recovery technician that is completely unnecessary. Leaving the server alone when it has experienced real difficulties is the best way to go about it.
A Warning About Data Recovery Software
I do know that it is in most people’s nature to try and solve the problem themselves, and certainly the Internet has been a huge benefit to a lot of people with this mindset. But there is a place in which it is not a benefit, it has to be the data recovery world. There really are few places in which so much damage can be done by do-it-yourself techniques as in the data recovery realm. You have to remember that a lot of the stuff on the Internet that disguises itself as real information is in fact just sales techniques hoping to pitch the next product. Unfortunately, there are a lot of data recovery software product out there that really don’t do much of anything except feel the wallets of its developers. What this means is that the need to do-it-yourself always ends up being more expensive than it needs to be, especially in cases of true hard drive failure.