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8 Reasons for Data Loss
Nearly all enterprises have backup systems in 
place, but still regularly encounter data loss 
events that cannot be effec...
It is a good idea to know about the most common 
causes of data loss so that you may benefit from 
them and avoid any futu...
8 Reasons for Data Loss 
1. Unavailability of IT staff 
2. Impaired connectivity hampering recovery 
3. Granular file reco...
Unavailability of IT Staff 
IT staff may not be available when data 
recovery and/or restoration is needed. 
CC Image cour...
Impaired connectivity 
hampering recovery 
The lack of proper connectivity may negatively 
affect the recovery of a file f...
Granular file recovery 
was unavailable 
Multiple files and applications or an entire 
snapshot had to be restored to reco...
Human Error 
Mistakes in properly formatting the backup 
medium or overwriting backup data may result 
in data loss. 
CC I...
Rogue employee 
An employee whose actions threaten the 
information security of a company or its ability 
to function is a...
Accidental deletion of a file 
Mistakes with deletion of a file or creation of a 
software bug can result in data loss. 
C...
Damaged target media 
Damaged tape and disk requires a costly and 
time-consuming data recovery service. 
CC Image courtes...
Corrupted backup data 
Accidentally backing up corrupted or incorrect 
information alters the process of data flow. 
CC Im...
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8 Reasons for Data Loss

  1. 1. 8 Reasons for Data Loss
  2. 2. Nearly all enterprises have backup systems in place, but still regularly encounter data loss events that cannot be effectively recovered. Data loss dramatically reduces workers’ productivity and can quickly affect a company’s bottom line. In a worst-case scenario, a catastrophic data loss event can render a business incapable of serving customers, irreparably damage its reputation and even threaten its very existence.
  3. 3. It is a good idea to know about the most common causes of data loss so that you may benefit from them and avoid any future mishaps.
  4. 4. 8 Reasons for Data Loss 1. Unavailability of IT staff 2. Impaired connectivity hampering recovery 3. Granular file recovery was unavailable 4. Human error 5. Rogue employee 6. Accidental deletion of a file 7. Damaged target media 8. Corrupted backup data
  5. 5. Unavailability of IT Staff IT staff may not be available when data recovery and/or restoration is needed. CC Image courtesy of Shelby on Flickr
  6. 6. Impaired connectivity hampering recovery The lack of proper connectivity may negatively affect the recovery of a file from the cloud. CC Image courtesy of Lightspectral on Flickr
  7. 7. Granular file recovery was unavailable Multiple files and applications or an entire snapshot had to be restored to recover a small number of critical files. CC Image courtesy of Rudolf Vlcek on Flickr
  8. 8. Human Error Mistakes in properly formatting the backup medium or overwriting backup data may result in data loss. CC Image courtesy of Mr. Fibble on Flickr
  9. 9. Rogue employee An employee whose actions threaten the information security of a company or its ability to function is an organization’s biggest threat. CC Image courtesy of Moyan Brenn on Flickr
  10. 10. Accidental deletion of a file Mistakes with deletion of a file or creation of a software bug can result in data loss. CC Image courtesy of Dana Marostega on Flickr
  11. 11. Damaged target media Damaged tape and disk requires a costly and time-consuming data recovery service. CC Image courtesy of Rob on Flickr
  12. 12. Corrupted backup data Accidentally backing up corrupted or incorrect information alters the process of data flow. CC Image courtesy of Vincent Kaczmarek on Flickr
  13. 13. 13 Download the white paper today 416-736-8111 www.asigra.com info@asigra.com @asigra

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