No Backups????

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[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Ryan
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 5:46 AM
To: Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: Re: Evansville Indiana Vanderburgh School Corporation

Some kid with good hardware skills that was failing classes?

On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 10:15 PM, Al Mac Wheel <macwheel99@xxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

>Subject: Indiana school district wipes out high school grades

in [RISKS] Risks Digest 25.11
This issue is archived at <http://www.risks.org> as
<http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/25.11.html>
The current issue can be found at
<http://www.csl.sri.com/users/risko/risks.txt>

>from the school's website of Evansville, Indiana
>
>"... The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation recently
experienced a
>hardware malfunction with its AS400 computer server resulting in a
loss of
>student grades...
>
>" Following scheduled maintenance on March 27, 2008, disk errors
occurred.
>After working with IBM engineers around the clock to mitigate data
loss, the
>engineers determined that due to an unfortunate and very rare
combination of
>hardware problems and backup configuration settings, all student
grade book
>assignment data for the current grading period is no longer in the
>system. Harrison, North and Bosse High Schools and Harwood Middle
School -
>all on the six-week grading period - lost four weeks of individual
>assignment grades that had been posted."
>
>rest: http://www.evscschools.com/
>
> [Also noted by Jim Reisert.
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080401/ap_on_re_us/grades_gone_1
> PGN]


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