Corrupt file foils FBI system

Corrupt file foils FBI system

A corrupted Oracle7 Release 7.3 database file forced the FBI to pull the plug on the Interstate Identification Index for two days, FBI officials said.

The file corruption, which occurred on May 11, temporarily halted criminal background checks nationwide.

III is a component of the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System and shares an interface with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

The FBI repaired the file corruption by pulling the system offline and then uploading about 1T of information from backup tapes, said James J. Jasinski, the FBI's IAFIS program manager.

Jasinski said the FBI is awaiting a report from Oracle Corp. so it can complete an analysis of the matter.

'Shruti Dat', Christopher J. Dorobek, and William Jackson

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