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What should you do to Prevent Data Loss in a RAID array?

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If you are not aware of the RAID data protection, everything you need to know about the RAID data storage protection is here. This article will help you to understand thoroughly. 

The RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) integrates many different physical hard disks that together create the used RAID (RAID level 0, 1, 5 etc.). ) RAID has been introduced to manage the storage system and stored data. The configuration of RAID distributes data over all disks because the RAID is one single disk to the operating system. Even though the RAID data has certain protection mechanisms against data loss, but it is always a wise choice to prepare yourself against any catastrophic situation and at least consider these following tips to protect RAID data : 

1. Having Backup is always a safe option:

Whether you face a data loss situation or not, having a backup ready is always a safer option. Many business organizations are based on RAID systems and store their entire data. RAID is a storage system, not a backup. Hence, before you face any serious issue that your data can disappear, take precautions beforehand. Keep up-to-date Backup ready and store it in the best device or tool you prefer. 

2. Choosing the right array configuration and hardware:

Generally, RAID doesn't fail due to its high mechanical protection, but in some cases, it has been seen that the majority of times, it fails due to hardware or software failure. Choosing the right RAID array configuration is important, like RAID 0, RAID 5 and RAID 6.

Different RAID configurations offer different benefits. RAID 0 offers high speed, and RAID 5 can work even if 1 disk fails, while RAID 6 can tolerate up to 2 disk failures. Even after choosing the right RAID array configuration, if you are susceptible to any data loss, then seek expert intervention. 

3. Prepare for Hard disk failure:

If your business organization is based on a single RAID storage system, then hard disk failure is most likely to happen. Get yourself prepared for it before it's too late to rectify the damage. Therefore, it is necessary to check and monitor the working condition of the hard drives often. If one hard drive in a RAID 5 fails, replacing it would be a wiser option. Repairing it or waiting too long to replace it can cause data loss. Additionally, contact information about a reliable and . a professional data recovery service provider should be handy in severe cases.
 

4. Avoid DIY or software:

With many DIY and software available all over the internet, preferably do not consider these shortcut tips and tricks; you may end up losing all your important data. Using software and DIY hacks may have been proven in some cases, but widely, it is not effective in complex situations. You may not know the severity of your RAID failure, and while trying these methods, your data got corrupted or disappeared. Hence, expert consultation would be better to prevent a data loss situation. 

5. Install Anti-Virus and Malware protection :

Virus and malware attacks can cause logical and file system errors in a RAID array, leading to RAID inaccessibility and corruption of RAID data. Antivirus protection and reliable malware software will ensure protection against such cases of RAID failures and keep your RAID array virus and malware attack free. Frequent virus and malware check, keeping antivirus up-to-date is important to do. 

Conclusion : 

Once you are susceptible to the causes of RAID failure, act quickly as possible. The more you wait to repair it, the more complicated it becomes to recover data once a data loss happens. It's not just the RAID arrays themselves, but several storage devices as well. So without wasting your time, go for expert consultation. 

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