Gmail: Google Uses Tape Drives For Backups

Gmail screwed up yesterday due to a bug from a software update: Imagine the sinking feeling of logging in to your Gmail account and finding it empty. That’s what happened to 0.02% of Gmail users yesterday, and we’re very sorry. There are about 170 million Gmail users. 0.02% of 170 million is 34,000. They’re in the process of restoring all lost email, but what surprised me is they use tape