Data Loss, No Backups for Flight Sim Site

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Here’s yet another cautionary tale about backup and disaster recovery practices: The popular Flight Simulator enthusiast site Avsim.com has been wiped out by hackers, who destroyed data on both the primary and backup servers. The site, which housed 13 years worth of community-generated content -including terrains, skins, and mods and support forums for vendor partners – apparently had no external backups. Read more at the BBC and Slashdot.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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