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Re^3: PM Confessional

by Tux (Abbot)
on Jan 20, 2011 at 07:18 UTC ( #883261=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: PM Confessional
in thread PM Confessional

Sane way of operating. It will also protect you fro the less obvious mistake of writing

delete from table where key > 0;

instead of

delete from table where key < 0;

which is only one key apart. I know someone else who did that.

This thread is not about errors someone else made, but I will still tell one from the recent past:

After months of preparing and exercising all the needed commands for the move of one production platform to a newer platform of a more modern architecture, someone (not in our company) issued the main "rsync" command (which also had a --delete) THE WRONG WAY AROUND and deleting two days of work. The restore from backup took 6 hours and regained 1 day of work.

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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