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Common causes of data loss from virtual environments and 5 tips to protect your data

Based on a recent survey, Kroll Ontrack discovered that 40 per cent of organisations that store data in a virtual environment have experienced at least one data loss event in the past 12 months. The survey went on to reveal that only one third of companies were able to recover 100 per cent of their lost data. The other 67 per cent of respondents disclosed that they were not able …Read More

Myth: Deleted VMware VMDK files cannot be recovered

With reference to the myth that deleted VMware┬« virtual disks are not recoverable I would like to discuss a case where Kroll Ontrack busted this myth wide open. The Client A VMware customer contacted VMware support after an incident at their premises. Due to the severity of the damage and uncertainty of what exactly had happened VMware support asked for their agreement for Kroll Ontrack to help assess the data …Read More

Virtualisation misconceptions: Replication is a backup

Virtualisation offers us many different ways of backing up our data, in addition to being able to ensure that business-critical systems remain online in the event of an emergency. One misunderstood and valuable tool is that of replication. Replication is a process whereby a virtual machine (VM) or any other chosen data is copied to a backup environment in real time. What this means is that if you make a …Read More