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That wasn't my job but I guess they were checked regularly ; the bank  was supposed to survive complete destruction of the headquarters and keep functioning, post 9/11.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Jan 27th, 2008 at 06:48:25 AM EST
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All trader/client phone conversations are also recorded and archived, are they not?

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by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Jan 27th, 2008 at 06:54:02 AM EST
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I wouldn't know. I know the trading desk didn't have 'net access, so as to avoid inside stuff.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Jan 27th, 2008 at 07:12:51 AM EST
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I worked in one place where the backups went to servers in another building, the other building was managed remotely, and checking the backups was one of those jobs that just never got done. Recovery exercises were just one of those things that were easiest to put off in the hectic schedules. Untill youfind a job has come to an end and you've got a spare day till the next one starts. At that point one of the team wanders over to the other building and finds that the backup script is actually failing to save the backups onto the server and has been doing that for three months.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Jan 27th, 2008 at 07:04:39 AM EST
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There was a specific service in charge of backup plans, it wasn't an additional task for the usual developers - proper backups are strongly regulated in banking, so I suppose it was properly done.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Jan 27th, 2008 at 07:11:34 AM EST
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It helps to be in an organisation that recognises that backups are business critical.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Jan 27th, 2008 at 07:45:56 AM EST
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Helps to have no choice about it...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Jan 27th, 2008 at 12:24:59 PM EST
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