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Data Backup and Recovery

What is a Data Backup?

A data backup is the process of backing up or making a copy of your data located on your computer.

What is Data Recovery?

Data recovery is the process in which data recovery is performed on a corrupt file, delete file, corrupt operating system, or from a defective hard drive.

Data recovery has three stages. Stage 1 is when data is recovered from a working hard drive. Stage 2 is when data is recovered from a partially working hard drive. Stage 3 is when data is recovered from a non-working hard drive.

Data can be recovered from digital camera memory cards, flash drives, and hard drives.

*Best attempts are made at recovering your data. Due to individual circumstances and condition of data being recovered, results may vary.

How did I get this problem?

Data loss can occur from:

  • A malfunctioning or defective hard drive
  • Improper shut downs of your computer (forced shutdowns by holding down the power button)
  • Corruption of files from windows errors
  • Power fluctuations (brown-outs/surges)
  • Accidental deletion of files
  • Virus and spyware infections

What could happen if I don’t do anything?

Consequences of not taking preventative measures to backup your computer correctly could be:

  • Permanent loss of personal data (photos, music, homework, financial records, etc.)
  • Non-secure backups – doing a data backup without scanning for infections. This leads to re-infecting yourself or others with the infection currently living in your data.
  • Expensive data recovery fees if data is lost

What can PriorityOne do?

  • Scan for and remove viruses and spyware from your data
  • Safely and securely backup your data
  • Offer various data backup solutions (automated data backup, one-time data backup, and online data backup)
  • Keep a backup of your data for 30 days securely (free upon request)