The Gmail team says no emails were lost-as-in-gone during the weekend glitch, and backup copies are being restored to the 0.02 percent of users affected—from tape, no less. The official post has more hows and whys. [Gmail Blog]
ha! A tool at work yesterday wiped out 450 mailboxes in one fell swoop.
He's buying the rounds this Friday...
Restoring from TAPE backups.... that's some old-school cool Google :-)
Of course they say "tape" but that's just the internal Google codeword for "Amazon S3" ;-)