How did Google find all those lost e-mails?

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“So it was a software glitch. Makes sense. But how did
the company recover all of this data if the glitch traveled so
widely so quickly?

“Answer: Google still stores e-mail data on tape.

“Yes, tape. Like, essentially the technology behind the
cassette. Google doesn’t specify what kind of tape it’s using
exactly, but as Seth Weintraub notes on a blog on the CNN partner
site Fortune.com, using tape is a mess.”

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