Other databases

There are a few other databases that can be modified according to your setup. There are Bad Sector Markers, Skip list and Common Headers databases - these are all designed to make the file listing as clear as possible to the customer as to the status of the recovery.

Bad sector markers

Bad sector markers help identify files that contains bad sectors (or other marked content). If, for example, you have made an clone drive with the PC3000 and there are bad sectors, you can mark the unread sectors with a pattern and the bad sectors will be overwritten on the clone with the marker.

Our software can check each of the files and determine if the marker is present. If it finds the marker, then it will change the status of the file to 'Contains bad sectors', or whatever message you want for that particular marker. If you have areas of unread sectors where you have cloned as much as possible fomr a drive, you could give these a different marker and have the message set to 'Contains unread blocks' Your customer can then easily decide whether you have recovered their critical data.

Skip list

Skip list testing is where files or folders are tested against a list of file name and path information. When a match is found then the file is excluded from any further testing and is not included in the final files list. Typically, the skip list consists of files that the customer is very unlikely to require.

  • Recycle Bin
  • AV Quarantine folders
  • Windows System Folders
  • tmp Files
  • Pagefile.sys
  • Hiberfile.sys
  • System Volume Information
  • Temporary Internet Files

the list is completely editable and can be turned on or off for each individual job as required.

Common headers

Common headers. Some software developers tend to use standard file formats, such as Microsoft OLE documents, or Access databases. The common header database lets you add information about common data formats.