It can be a heart-stopping moment when you realise you have lost something you’ve been working on for a long time. It’s especially terrifying if you think you can’t recover the data, so here are some steps to follow if you find yourself in this position:
- Check backups. It is essential that you backup your data on a very regular basis. Check whether your last backup could be sufficient – chance are it will be better than nothing.
- Speak to a professional. It may be best to contact an expert on servers, server administration and backups. They may be able to recover some data for you.
- Hire an in-house data professional to prevent this from happening. If your data is important to you, make sure it is properly looked after. Hire someone who can help you look after it and who knows how to keep everything backed up. If you don’t have the resources for data administration in house, consider working with an agency and choosing cloud storage.