Downtime is bad enough. But it's a really bad day when you lose data.
We've seen much gnashing of teeth over Microsoft's loss and slow recovery of data stored on T-Mobile Sidekicks. In its latest update, Microsoft says: "We continue to make steady progress, and we hope to be able to begin restoring personal contacts for affected users this week, with the remainder of the content (photographs, notes, to-do-lists, marketplace data, and high scores) shortly thereafter.
But data loss problems are hardly unique to Microsoft.
Social-bookmarking service Magnolia suffered a complete and largely unrecoverable corruption of … Read more