Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has released a software update that caused a script to malfunction and delete backup data. Kyoto University, on the other hand, lost 77 TB of critical research data from its systems as a result of this update. As a result, a significant part of the deleted data was completely lost and a lot of effort was wasted.
According to The Stack, Kyoto University lost about 34 million files from 14 research groups created between December 14 and December 16. GizChina reported that the university was unable to restore the data from the four groups via backup, so the data was lost forever. Initially, experts thought it lost up to 100 TB of data, but it turned out that 77 TB of data was deleted in total.
HPE acknowledged that the software update caused the problem and assumed 100% responsibility. Kyoto University, on the other hand, plans to continue the backup until the end of January, after fixing the software issue and the script.