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[FE] Google Goes To The Tape To Get Lost Emails Back.

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http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/02/...s-back/?hpt=T2

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To protect your information from these unusual bugs, we also back it up to tape. Since the tapes are offline, they're protected from such software bugs. But restoring data from them also takes longer than transferring your requests to another data center, which is why it's taken us hours to get the email back instead of milliseconds.
It's the simplicity of it that makes it so genius.
And you know what? It paid off
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It's the simplicity of it that makes it so genius.
And you know what? It paid off
Yea, Google is so ingenious for using backup tapes. No other company on the planet has ever done so, meaning that everyone else uses complex methods that makes them so daft in comparison to Google. It wasn't Google's own stupidity that caused them to have to invoke such a groundbreaking method of data restoration unbeknownst to the rest of the world.
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Yea, Google is so ingenious for using backup tapes. No other company on the planet has ever done so, meaning that everyone else uses complex methods that makes them so daft in comparison to Google. It wasn't Google's own stupidity that caused them to have to invoke such a groundbreaking method of data restoration unbeknownst to the rest of the world.
I fear you may have greatly misunderstood my statement.

Damage control man, damage control.
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Nice save on their part. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to find the right tapes. I can picture their warehouse being extremely neat and organized though.
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Glad to see they're making things right.. I see no reason to argure about more redundancy
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Nice save on their part. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to find the right tapes. I can picture their warehouse being extremely neat and organized though.
Tape back up has been around for decades.... they got it down to a process.

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Glad to see they're making things right.. I see no reason to argure about more redundancy
Archiving FTW.
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It'd be cool to have a tape drive. I don't know what I'd use it for, but it pretty much screams "leet". "leet" being like "1337" but less retarded.
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Yea, Google is so ingenious for using backup tapes. No other company on the planet has ever done so, meaning that everyone else uses complex methods that makes them so daft in comparison to Google. It wasn't Google's own stupidity that caused them to have to invoke such a groundbreaking method of data restoration unbeknownst to the rest of the world.
Black Boxes use tapes.
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Don't know if I like gmail backing up my email like that...

I literally have every single email I have ever received archived from the second week gmail came out though, so I guess it has to be stored somewhere..
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Don't know if I like gmail backing up my email like that...

I literally have every single email I have ever received archived from the second week gmail came out though, so I guess it has to be stored somewhere..
If anyone steals it, they wouldn't have a clue what to do with it to be able to read the e-mails.
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