Ontrack data recovery spins to the rescue
by ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ Kroll Ontrack has taken the wraps off its latest Ontrack Data Recovery service for Oracle systems, which now includes popular virtual environments.
According to Kroll, recovery efforts can now be further complicated when databases are hosted inside virtual machines or in the cloud.
However, for corrupt Oracle databases and logs, Ontrack now supports most data types and Oracle databases currently in use, including versions 8, 8i, 9i, 10g and 11g running on both x86 and Solaris platforms. With damaged Automatic Storage Management (ASM) file systems, Kroll’s Ontrack can recover data that is stored on ASM disk groups, including cases where ASM volume structures have been damaged or overwritten.
For missing or deleted databases, specialists at Ontrack Data Recovery are available to recover Oracle database files that have been deleted or are missing, even if the metadata has been overwritten. Engineers can search the free space to find all of the raw Oracle data, rebuild the original database files and then extract the row data, enabling the organisation to import the recovered data into a new database.
Where data loss has occured, such as with hardware failures, internal database corruption, or deleted database entries, Kroll can perform just-in-time (JIT) service to accommodate virtually any Oracle database data loss situation, the company said.
Kroll’s Robert Winter who is the Head of the firm’s engineering in Great Britain said: “These improvements will help enterprises ensure that critical information essential for business continuity, such as customer records and business transactions, is recovered in the event data is compromised. Our improved service capabilities will also help customers storing key digital assets on virtualised Oracle databases recover critical data faster, given the urgency that database failure or corruption demands.”