Recently there was a big “oops” out on the interweb. Someone at google’s gmail service pushed a wrong button and removed some mail accounts. By removed, I mean deleted them. Woosh gone!
We often always preach about backing up people data and how important it is, however the cloud has been giving alot of people recently a false sense of security regarding their data. It’s in the cloud and it’s safe….to a point.
When your data is in the cloud generally it’s not backed up, as I said this is ok to a point. Because your data is replicated all over the world, so if a server drops no big deal another comes up and keeps moving on with your data that is located in their massive data warehouse.
So. What happens when something like this happens, accidentally your account is deleted and that command to delete the data is replicated.
Your data is gone. There is no backup to restore from it’s just gone.
The unfortunate reality of a cloud is that you still need to perform a backup to ensure your important data is safe and is protected.
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