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Bank of England to set new standards for when IT goes bad

Alan Brown Silver badge

"I discovered that their 3 year old Backup system, which consisted of a DAT tape getting backed up every night at 2am"

In the 21st century, what kind of sane person backs up to 4mm tape? Even if it _appears_ to have backed up OK, there's no guarantee that you can read it a year later, or even tomorrow (no read after write and the substrate sometimes goes wonky)

There's far more wrong with this than the CEO's error and your adding a /y to the script doesn't even begin to cover it (Hint, if the backups are using a script then it's not a backup system, it's a kludge)

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