How much data did Amazon lose in the outage?

Amazon is apparently still sorting through the wreckage of its outage. It has now been forced to admit that some data was permanently lost but it still seems unsure of exactly what was lost and whether there is some chance to recover it.

Business Insider obtained a copy of the email sent to customers and it’s not pretty…

A few days ago we sent you an email letting you know that we were working on recovering an inconsistent data snapshot of one or more of your Amazon EBS volumes. We are very sorry, but ultimately our efforts to manually recover your volume were unsuccessful. The hardware failed in such a way that we could not forensically restore the data.

What we were able to recover has been made available via a snapshot, although the data is in such a state that it may have little to no utility…

Read more: Business Insider

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