RAID Recovery London – Action To Take When The Worst Happens

RAID recovery London is something that you hope you will never have to think about. As RAID servers specialise in redundancy, we can be guilty of believing that they will go on forever. Unfortunately that is not the case. It is true that if you are using RAID 1 or above, your data will be stored on multiple hard drives (either through mirroring or striping), so if only one drive fails, you can still access your data. These servers are most commonly used by businesses, as they provide solid redundancy and allow many users to access the same data at the same time. However, there are still a number of ways that these servers can fail and restrict you from accessing your data, and when this happens, the consequences for a business can be very grave indeed. When you need the best Data Recovery London we can help.

RAID systems are specifically designed to cope with large volumes of traffic. This can mean that they are more prone to hardware problems. This also means that they are more commonly used by businesses who have multiple users accessing the mirrored data on the RAID drives. Of course, if RAID failure occurs within a business then the

consequences can be drastic, particularly if all your work force use this drive. In that scenario you need RAID recovery London as soon as possible to minimise the loss of money and time for you and your employees and your IT department may attempt ‘hot swapping’. This involves removing a defunct hard drive from a RAID array without forcing the entire workforce to log out. However, although this is a viable troubleshooting method it is possible that the disk will not mount properly. If this occurs, you will be looking to call in professionals as soon as possible.

Choosing a Professional Service

Most companies that utilise RAID will have an IT department that are able to rebuild the system when necessary. This will usually happen when you experience drive failure and need to replace the existing faulty drives with new ones. If your RAID array does not support ‘hot swapping’ then the server will need to be powered down one drive at a time and then built. It is a delicate and complex process and not always successful, through no fault of the administrators working on it. Sometimes the process will fail after a few percent, although sometimes it will appear to be successful only for the RAID server to refuse to boot up. However, all is not lost. Our RAID recovery London firm have specialists who are experts in recovering data from failed RAID reboots, and have a very high success rate.

There are a myriad problems that a business can experience when the servers crash, not least of which is a waste of money and time. Our specialists have over fifteen years’ experience with RAID and the various ways it can fail, and as such we are in a great position to help you get back up and running quickly. In fact, we offer a critical service which aims to get your day back to you with a one working day turnaround. Customer service is paramount to this RAID recovery London firm, and our experts will keep you informed every step of the way so that you can understand and trust the steps we are taking. We will even provide you with a complete list of all the files recovered as soon as we find them. We consistently receive great customer feedback, and we find that many of our clients will use us again for future data issues.

Problems with RAID servers can occur for any number of reasons, for example, weaknesses within the components, malfunctions during an upgrade, a failed rebuild process, VMWare problems or even water or fire damage. We can recover data from multiple types of RAID systems, for example Dell PowerEdge, HP Proliant, Compaq and IBM. We have provided services for many large national organisations, and in some cases we are even able to succeed where internal IT departments and other external firms have not. As soon as you experience any issues with your RAID technology, therefore, it would be wise to give us a call. In the unlikely event that we are not able to recover your data (approximately 0.1% of cases) we will not charge you for our work. As such, if you need RAID recovery London specialists, we are the firm for you. Contact us today and speak with one of our expert professionals.