Thursday, March 22, 2007

Computer techie wipes out info on $38 Billion fund

All developers manage at one time or another during their career to accidentally delete important data, and it is at those moments when you find out if there is a backup strategy in place :) I feel for the tech dude at the Alaska Department of Revenue doing routine reformatting of hard disks:

While doing routine maintenance work, the technician accidentally deleted applicant information for an oil-funded account — one of Alaska residents' biggest perks — and mistakenly reformatted the backup drive, as well...

And the only backup was the paperwork itself — stored in more than 300 cardboard boxes.

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