There are many factors that can lead to data loss, especially in the IT sector or other companies where most of the data exists in an electronic format. Any business that depends on computers for storing and using data is at risk. A few situations that could lead to disaster in a data center are:
1. Natural Disasters
We all wish we could control the weather but that power is reserved super heroes…and ambitious super villains. While natural disasters only account for about 2% of data loss, the effects of flooding, hurricanes and earthquakes should not be overlooked.
2. Software Corruption
One of the most common causes of data corruption is bad program exits. Bad exits refers to the switching off or the restarting of a computer without using the proper shutdown procedure. More often than not One of the most widely recognized causes of data loss and system downtime.
3. Hardware or System Problems
For example, if a RAID system’s cooling process collapses, its drives could overheat and fail.
4. Crucial server failure
Failure of business-critical servers can lead to downtime on services such as e-mail, bringing communication to a halt.
5. Computer Viruses
Even a cautious person can accidentally click one wrong link and end up with a nasty gift. With new virus strains or OS vulnerability emerging almost daily, hacking and malicious code intrusion represent a continuous threat to Internet accessible systems.
6. Human Error
It is a fact that a human brain can do a lot of amazing things, enabling humans in turn to do amazing things. However…….human error accounts for around 32% of all data loss, although most mistakenly deleted data can be easily restored if the data has been properly backed up.