A computer technician at the Alaska Department of Revenue deleted applicant information for an oil-funded sales account — one of state residents' biggest perks.
While reformatting the disk drive during a routine maintenance check, the technician mistakenly reformatted the backup drive as well and, suddenly, all the data disappeared.
A third line of defense — backup tapes that are updated nightly — were unreadable.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Backup Tapes: When do we say good bye
An article this morning emailed to me from a friend, highlights the danger of tape based backup systems.