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Top tips for disaster recovery

A data recovery company has issued advice for firms affected by the recent floods in England.

A data recovery company has issued advice for firms affected by the recent floods in England.

Kroll Ontrack is currently working with flooded businesses and has given its top five tips in dealing with flooding.

They tell companies:

-Do not attempt to power-up water damaged equipment

-Do not attempt to dry water-damaged media by opening it or exposing it to heat

-Do not attempt to freeze dry media

-Do not shake the equipment

-Do not attempt to clean the equipment using household substances.

Managing director Phil Bridge said, "Data recovery from equipment damaged in floods can still be possible, as long as people act correctly in the first instance.

"Ensure the equipment is sent to a professional recovery expert in the state in which it is found, without any tampering. This will give engineers the best chance to recover the data."

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