April 14, 2024

Screenshot: Flip 10 / Xbox

In August, Toyota was pressured to close down over a dozen auto crops in Japan because of unspecified laptop issues. Some theorized it was a cyberattack of some form, however Toyota denied this and has now revealed what truly occurred: Its computer systems ran out of disk area and every part broke.

I feel many people can agree that working out of laborious drive area sucks. I’ve misplaced depend of the variety of instances I’ve needed to dig by way of my PS4 or Xbox 360 to delete outdated video games so I can set up new ones. And it’s solely getting worse as video games get larger and larger. However not less than when my laptop or console ran out of area it didn’t shut down massive automotive factories in Japan. (At the very least, not that I’m conscious of…)

In a press launch from final week, Toyota introduced the short-term stoppage that occurred throughout 28 meeting strains at 14 auto crops on August 28 was the results of an “error” that occurred “because of inadequate disk area.” This brought about a number of servers that course of orders for automotive components to cease working correctly, resulting in the shutdowns. Toyota blames “common upkeep work” that occurred on August 27, saying in a press launch that the error occurred in the course of the process (h/t: TweakTown).

“Information that had amassed within the database was deleted and arranged,” mentioned Toyota, “And an error occurred because of inadequate disk area, inflicting the system to cease. Since these servers had been working on the identical system, an identical failure occurred within the backup operate, and a switchover couldn’t be made. This led to the suspension of home plant operations.”

So no hacking occurred and in addition we are able to’t blame somebody on the plant for downloading some new AAA online game throughout their break and inflicting your complete system to break down. Dang. That will have been funnier.

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