Why backups are so crucial

SRTMCSESRTMCSE Member Posts: 249
I sent this article to a bunch of my colleagues. Really shows the importance of verifying and performing test backups -

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/20/lost.data.ap/index.html
Story Highlights
• Computer technician accidentally wiped out huge data file and the backup disk
• File related to state fund which pays dividends to Alaskans from oil revenue
• 70 people worked weekends, overtime for six weeks to re-enter the lost data
• Error cost the state $220,000

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