Thursday, August 20, 2015

Google loses data as lightning strikes

Google loses data as lightning strikes. BBC Technology. 19 August 2015.
     Google says data was wiped from discs at one of its data centres in Belgium. The data loss was caused by lightning striking the local power grid. "Some people have permanently lost access to the files on the affected disks as a result."

Some of the disks that were damaged were later accessible. Google said that data on just 0.000001% of disk space was permanently affected. The company added it would continue to upgrade hardware and improve its response procedures to make future losses less likely.

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