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Business 2.0 Loses Entire Issue of Magazine, Had No Working Backups

Ouch:

Until the night of the crash, the magazine had never had to rely on its backup server, Quittner said, so no one had noticed that its programming was either obsolete or dysfunctional, or both. Just last November, the magazine had listed off-site backup as being among “the usual precautions.”

Good reminder: test your backups regularly. (Via Y Combinator.)

Thursday, 3 May 2007