Jason Howerton of The Blaze interviewed veteran IT expert Norman Cillo, “an Army veteran who worked in intelligence and a former program manager at Microsoft,” who laid out six reasons, complete with charts, why he believes Congress is being lied to. Among them:I believe the government uses Microsoft Exchange for their email servers. They have built-in exchange mail database redundancy. So, unless they did not follow Microsofts recommendations they are telling a falsehood. (snip)He notes “All email servers in a professional organization use TAPE backup. Meaning if all the above fails, you can restore the server using the TAPE backups.”
Every IT organization that I know of has hotswappable disk drives. Every server built since 2000 has them. Meaning that if a single disk goes bad it’s easy to replace. (snip)
ALL Servers use some form of RAID technology. The only way that data can be totally lost (Meaning difficult to bring back) is if more than a single disk goes before the first bad disk is replaced….
And then there is the case of the local hard drive that failed. So what? Unless it took a direct hit from lightning, the data is very much extractable. The easiest way is to remove the disk platters and just put them into another hard drive that is still functioning. My brother did that! That's how easy it is!
Otherwise, you bring in the experts and they can work their magic to extract data from a dead hard drive. And it's not that expensive. A while back I was presented a price of $400 to extract the data fro a dead hard drive. But....I had back ups so this wasn't necessary.
The company I'm working for right now uses the Domino Server with Lotus Notes and I can NOT store my archive locally. Microsoft Outlook allows you to do this.