A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit Wenchuan county in Sichuan province on July 15. No casualties were reported. After 2008, it seems that any time the news about the earthquake, always affects the deep memory of 5.12 Wenchuan earthquake, some faint worry.

“Nature is a loving mother and a cruel butcher.” Earthquakes, floods and typhoons have brought threats to people’s production and life. In the history of human development, natural disasters are always lingering. Man in front of nature is fragile, small, but strong. In the face of irresistible forces such as nature, it is important to save lives. After a disaster, people need to return to normal and move on.

Although human beings cannot eliminate the threat of various natural disasters by themselves, we can come up with a positive idea of “disaster prevention and mitigation”. Data and recovery are in desperate need of protection.

1. How do natural disasters threaten our data and business?

Disaster tolerance means that when a faulty IT system stops working unexpectedly (such as fire, earthquake, etc.), the entire system application can be switched to another position to make the system function normally.

Increased power outages: Natural disasters can disrupt an organization’s operations, resulting in power surges and data loss. Organizations may be able to obtain backup power after a power outage. But the initial data would be lost, and the damage would be irreparable.

Data and equipment damage: Natural disasters can occur, so organizations may suffer losses if they do not take appropriate data protection and disaster recovery measures.

When a disaster occurs, the system administrator’s recovery time may be short, but now system backups cannot recover quickly from any type of major disaster.

2. Specific steps of the data recovery system

  1. Restore the hardware.
  2. Load it into the computer.

3. Setting up the operating system (driver device, system user Settings)

  1. Load the application and set up the system.
  2. Restore system data with the latest backup.

Even if the process takes as long as 2-3 days, these recovery times are hard for the business to accept. Natural disasters will cause the loss of factory data, causing serious losses to users. Data has moved beyond its historically high strategic resource status, and the value of national or corporate data requires a long-term system to build the value of its infrastructure.

3 IPFS distributed storage technology to ensure data safety

In IPFS’s own data storage network, files uploaded to the IPFS network are split up into many copies, and the files are scattered in different places around the world. The storage of the entire IPFS system is uniformly scheduled, so IPFS has its own disaster recovery backup function. It can prevent natural disasters.

The data is scattered in different places. When a place encounters force majeure, such as earthquake, flood, flood, etc., the computer system is damaged, resulting in the destruction or complete loss of stored data. The IPFS system will detect and activate the repair function in time, and the data stored in the disaster area will be immediately restored to other places.

Therefore, the data stored in the IPFS system can be guaranteed to be secure. According to the feature that the data we upload will remain on the Internet forever, in the event of force majeure such as natural disasters, we can also effectively avoid data loss or damage, and the cost is much cheaper.

Mankind will continue to survive and develop in the struggle against natural disasters. From another point of view, it is of great significance to human civilization and development. The history of fighting against natural disasters is a tortuous course of mankind’s continuous understanding of natural law and exploration of natural truth. In the fight against natural disasters, more human wisdom will surely emerge!