Need to recover a single file, but don’t want to restore the whole database?


Need to recover a single file, but don’t want to restore the whole database?

Ever used a sledgehammer to open a small nut?

You most likely haven’t, but you understand where we’re going with this.

If you’ve lost your entire system and need to recover everything at once, most backup tools have you covered. However, if you need to recover one specific file or folder without having to restore your complete server, a lot of tools will leave you disappointed.

Whether a file has corrupted, or worst-case situation, you’ve been battered by a cyber-threat; there is rarely an easy way to recover back just that one individual file.

You’ll end up spending ages restoring the entire Business system, needlessly rebooting all your data back to how it was in the past, or worse, a week beforehand. Resulting in a loss of all those new and updated files in the time frame.

Meaning a copious of copies need to be saved and moved for them to be re-uploaded once the restoration has been complete.


Is there a feature for specific file restoration?

Yes, it’s called Granular Recovery. A service missed from many of the leading backup vendors.

Your straightforward answer in recovering those individual files you lost in unintentional deletion, corruption or via a cyber-attack; gone are the days you must complete a full system recovery to restore one file.

The capability to search for files that lie somewhere in the corner of a backup set, mark them and get them recovered, while the rest of the backup data pile stays intact.

Quickly offering you access back to that one file you misplaced in seconds, rather than hours or even days.


Why should we use it?

There many reasons why you should consider a backup service that has Granular Recovery built in as basic.

However, the main and most beneficial reason, and why you should use Granular recovery, is the economy of time to restore only the objects needed, and a greater challenge from calamities and undesired data changes that can occur with a full restoration.

Therefore, a good granular restore feature saves your efforts and oodles of data!

The expression “needle in a haystack” comes to mind, with the inevitable disappointment when you begin a task with an almost impossible feeling.

With Granular Recovery, it makes finding that needle possible, not only possible but quite definitely, along with a few others you didn’t know about also!


In Summary

Backing up your data is not only useful but can save your Business from utter disaster.

Backup your data, protect your Business from collapse, Cyber threats are real, and they want your personal information.

Initial IT has been providing technology services and support to small-and medium-sized businesses in Staffordshire & beyond for more than 15 years.

Our mission is to drive value with innovative, customer-oriented solutions that give them the edge to compete with their much larger counterparts.

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