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Journal Journal: Alaska Loses Info on a $38 Billion Dollar Account

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Perhaps you know that sinking feeling when a single keystroke accidentally destroy hours of work. Now imagine wiping out a disc drive containing an account worth $38 billion.

Foxnews reports that an employee doing routine maintenance formatting some hard drives at the Alaska Department of Revenue deleted some applicant information for an oil-funded sales account -- one of state residents' biggest perks. The caveat, he accidentally reformatted the backup drive as well. The tape backups being unreadable, the Department had to resort to paperwork (in some 300 boxes) which they rescanned to restore the lost data...

Guess this shows that sometimes it is Necessary to have paperwork backups of some things.

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