Why the FAA NOTAM system crashed.
As we all know, on May 22, the FAA NOTAM system went down. There is an interesting interview / article at Computerworld.com about why it happened. According to the article, it was a hard disk failure. Here’s a question? Why was the entire FAA NOTAM system dependent on one hard drive? I know it was a server with multiple hard drives but hasn’t the FAA ever heard of RAID? Isn’t that the whole point of having multiple hard drives in a server box so that if one of them fails, the system won’t be compromised?
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