Some Of the Data Lost in Amazon’s Cloud Outage is Gone Forever

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Last Thursday’s Amazon SC2 cloud outage made life on the Internet more difficult than usual (what do you do? #1stworldproblems), and as the dust begins to clear we’re finally getting a better survey of the damage done.

The Register is reporting that 0.07% of the Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes comprising the US-East Region stationed in North Virginia are not “fully recoverable.” According to Amazon, “EBS allows you to create storage volumes from 1 GB to 1 TB that can be mounted as devices by Amazon EC2 instances. Multiple volumes can be mounted to the same instance.”

So far, Amazon has–presumably to mitigate further media-piling–released as little data about the outage as possible, though a full clean-up report is supposedly underway.

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