CBL Data Recovery is your disaster response team for the digital age

Whether you’re producing films or television, crunching scientific data, designing interactive games or construction projects, you’re storing a large amount of digital content that if lost could mean the end of the entire project.

In fact, digital video footage, large databases, media-rich documents, high-resolution photos and graphics and scientific data all have terabyte-sized storage needs and while the technology is there to store it and manage it, it can fail.

Computer hardware from companies such as LaCie provide storage solutions with large digital media files in mind, including external hard drives, RAID arrays, and optical drives with a capacity of up to many terabytes of data.

Hardware such as Apple’s Xserve RAID holds as much as 10.5TB of data and is designed for nonstop operation, with uninterrupted access to critical data. Built with redundant hot-swappable power supplies and cooling modules to enable the system to keep running even if one module were to fail, there is still the possibility of data loss due to physical damage to the server or your entire facility.

Common RAID failures

  • Loss of RAID configuration settings or system registry.
  • Inadvertent reconfiguration of RAID volume.
  • Loss of RAID disk(s) access after system or application upgrade.
  • RAID Controller Malfunction.
  • RAID rebuild error or volume reconstruction problem.
  • Missing RAID partition.
  • Multiple disk failure in off-line state resulting in loss of RAID volume.
  • Incorrect replacement of good disk element belonging to a working RAID volume.

What you should do right now

Whatever the cause of your hardware failure and data loss, this is what you should do right now:

  • Do not panic.
  • If a drive is making unusual mechanical noises, turn it off immediately and get assistance.
  • Do not replace the failed drive with a drive that was part of a previous RAID system.
  • Have a valid backup before making hardware or software changes.
  • Try to restore the backup to secondary system rather than the failed system.
  • Label the drives with their position in a RAID array.
  • Do not run volume repair utilities on suspected bad drives.
  • Do not run defragmenter utilities on suspected bad drives.
  • Do not attempt to repair the failed device.
  • Contact a CBL Data Recovery expert.

More about CBL

Founded in 1993, CBL Data Recovery Inc. is a leading international provider of data recovery software and services. CBL employs proprietary techniques to recover data quickly and effectively from a wide array of affected media including hard drives, tapes, and other magnetic, optical and removable media. CBL offers services worldwide through its network of data recovery laboratories, customer service centers and authorized partners around the globe.

CBL Data Recovery offer a variety of services to recover data from a wide variety of causes, including:

  • Hard drive failure.
  • Accidental deletion of files.
  • Virus contamination.
  • Software corruption.
  • Physical damage from fire or flood or other acts of nature.