I spoke to my supervisor a couple of hours ago because I was wondering exactly why our networks were slowing down to such a crawl. He told me that one of the hard drives in one of our main raid servers had failed during the night. As a result, our raid server was operating in degraded mode. I know that this stuff happens commonly, but I told him that he should probably make sure that he adds a new drive to the array as soon as possible, because of the multiple drive failure occurs, there will be no choice but to call a RAID data recovery service professional. You don’t want to be in this kind of situation because sometimes, depending on the complexity of your raid server, it can cost upwards of $10,000 to properly recover all of the data stored on a failed raid server. I am not sure if he’s going to listen to me, but it better or else he may find himself without a job.
Hard Drive Clicking Was the Warning
I have always had pretty quiet computer systems, so obviously when I had a hard drive clicking noise coming from the system, I was actually pretty surprised. But, I figured that it would probably work itself out and perhaps it was just a piece of dust clogging up one of the fans. Obviously, I ended up being wrong and had to call on a data recovery company as soon as possible. When I talk to the technician on the phone, he told me that hard drive clicking is actually a symptom of all of hard drive failure and it was likely that I could use data recovery software to retrieve my files. Obviously, it was a bit of a setback for me. I thought I was keeping pretty good backups, but then I realized that I had started to let it slide a little bit. Once this happens, you pretty much have no choice but to get a hard drive recovery company to retrieve your data. I honestly wish I had been a little bit more capable with my backups, but I guess is my loss.
Exchange Recovery Change the Way We Look at Our Systems
I think everyone in our company was trying to figure out exactly what went wrong the day our exchange server went down. Obviously, this is not something that you want to have to deal with because everybody uses the Microsoft exchange server. Once you set yourself up as a company that like to collaborate using this tool, you have essentially change the way that your company works. So to discover that one day we needed a full on Exchange recovery just to keep operating was obviously a little bit surprising for us. I thought that we had planned for emergencies pretty well, and then of course we found ourselves in an exchange data recovery situation. I was fortunate that we found a company that specializes in exchange recovery, so that part of the process you actually end up being that bad. But after this, my boss started a harp on me about planning, and I realized that he was right. We really shouldn’t have had to deal with this whole exchange failure situation, and because we did, I feel like I’ve failed as well.