VIII. Data Security and Recovery
Students need to know that data security and recovery
procedures exist, but most of all that a useful procedure for every user is the
practice of making backup copies of all significant data. Security systems for
those backup copies are often forgotten. Basic handling and care of floppy
diskettes is a beginning point for the novice user.
Understanding data storage and recovery techniques using
commercial software utilities is fundamental for regular users of personal
computers. Prevent lost data by training users to use equipment properly and to
identify the exact sequence of events that happened before something went wrong.
One should emphasize the importance of a bound log book. This is often a great
aid to those who must “undo” the problem. For more sensitive data, consider