Data Backup, Migration & Recovery

One of the most valued resource of any individual or business is its data. The information that has been collected over many many years is invaluable and rarely can a price be placed on it. Do you have a plan to mitigate against such a loss data before it happens? If not talk to us at 8-Bit Technologies now.

Its all About Your Data!

Letters or manuscripts from from centuries ago are available to us today to read because it was taken care of and preserved. Its ink, paper, means of storage, environmental humidity are all controlled to preserve the data. Similarly, digital information and data today must also be preserved and protected to ensure current and future use.

Step 1: Backup

The purpose of the backup is to create a secondary copy of data that can be restored in the event of a primary data failure via any of the means listed
above. Backup copies allow data to be restored from an earlier point in time to help you or your business recover from an unplanned event.

Storing the copy of the data on separate medium is critical to protect against primary data loss or corruption. This additional medium can be as simple as an external drive or USB stick, or something more substantial, such as cloud server storage. 

For best results, 8-Bit recommends backup copies are made on a consistent, regular basis to minimize the amount of data lost between backups. The more time passes between backup copies, the more potential for data loss when recovering from a backup.

Step 2: Restoration

When that day comes, be it a hardware system failure, a power surge to the office, a catastrophic flood that wipes away you server room or more sensiter yet, a cyber attack that wipes your business data, recovery mode sets in.  

Hopefully, your business took the advice of IT experts (like us) and opted to back up all your data (think files, emails, research documents, IP, legal, and accounting systems). Even better, hopefully, that backup was in the cloud and in a separate physical environment (eg interstate) to lessen the chances of a natural disaster wiping out your primary and backup data in the same city.

If that’s the case, then rest assured, that backup plan will have you up and running in no time.

Data loss

Data Loss Top 7

These everyday activities will most likely happen to each of us at one point or another. Thus at 8-Bit, we recommend a backup for everyone – at least those most critical files, those adorable photos, or the irreplaceable cute baby videos.

Deleting files accidentally
Viruses and damaging malware
Mechanical damages of hard drive
Power surges or failures
Theft of computer
Spilling coffee and other liquid damages

Data, software, cloud, automation

Step 3: Recovery

Data recovery is the more complicated brother of Data Backup except in this case there is no backup option as a backup was not done. Thus the source of data would be the corrupted or dead or deleted hard drive itself.

At 8-Bit we know your files are important to you. Through our experience, there are plenty of ways to examine and see if any of the data is recoverable. With a little time, the right tools, and some care, we may be able to get some data off of that drive.


Data migration, in its simplest form, is copying one set of data on one medium to another medium. The most common example of data migration that we all undertake is copying files to a USB stick.

Copying a word document or an image is simple enough. But things can get more complex when you want to copy more files and larger files. What happens when you want to copy your whole hard drive including the OS and program files?

at 8-Bit Technologies, we have mastered the art of migrating data between hard drive types. We clone the whole drive including from Windows OS (or MAC OS), program files, documents, emails, browsers, drivers etc. Simply switch on your computer and all will be the same as before.