Recovering RAID Servers Is Not As Easy As You Might Think

RAID-ServersSometimes our computers don’t do what we want them to. You may find yourself muttering “Go home computer, you’re drunk” at your devices far more often than not. There are a lot of reasons why computer can fail us: incorrect updates, software bugs, server collapses, viruses and others. We want to be productive, or at least look like we are, when we’re at work. This can be hard to do when our technology doesn’t cooperate. More and more jobs are being done while connected to a company server regardless of the physical location of the worker.

Telecommuting is becoming far more common in recent years with people being able to work from home for a company on the other side of the continent or even world.

However, there are drawbacks to that. What happens if the company server fails and you work from home? You might be a little delayed in getting your information and you won’t be able to do your job properly. You’ll also be at home, not the office, so any potential offline work you might be able to do won’t come your way. While it might be nice for a bit and feel like a mini vacation, it can get pretty frustrating.

Servers are generally compiled of RAID configurations which employ several hard discs at once to mirror and stripe the data from one across the others. Not all configurations use more than one hard disc but it is safe to say that the servers created by businesses do. One server set up is the HP ProLiant RAID which uses HP discs and RAID controller software to make it all work. This can be very beneficial as you don’t need to worry so much about compatibility issues when you use controller software created to work with specific hard drives.

What do you do when your HP ProLiant RAID is so drunk it needs to go home and sleep it off? Perhaps you’re suffering from a physical failure and pieces of the hard drive are broken or not working correctly. Perhaps you’ve got a logistical failure and the controller software is a bit defective. Either way, you’ve got a problem and you need a quick hangover solution. You want your HP ProLiant RAID sober and ready to work. Any delays in repairing the issue mean delays in your business where people aren’t able to do their work properly. This is going to cause frustration with your clients and your employees too.

The HP ProLiant RAID setup has common issues and you need to have someone who knows those common issues look into your problem and fix it, fast. This is where a lot of research is going to come into play. If you need to send your hard discs away for repair you want to make sure you are using a company that actually has experience with these particular failures. This can be the benefit of using a server set up developed by one company. Technicians who have worked with it before will know the common causes for data loss and how to fix them. This will save you time and money in the long run and allow you to get back to work faster.

An HP ProLiant RAID is recoverable. You will get your data back. Unless you’ve spent countless years in school, don’t try to recover it yourself. Since it’s very specific it will need specific recovery techniques. You want engineers who work on these servers every day and know them inside and out. You want technicians who are certified and a company that has the security to ensure your data is kept safe. Think of it this way: you want to go to a hospital, not to a park bench, to cure this kind of hangover.

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