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GitLab.com melts down after wrong directory deleted, backups fail

  • LiberalArkie (3593 posts)
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    GitLab.com melts down after wrong directory deleted, backups fail

    1 Feb 2017 at 02:02, Simon Sharwood

    Source-code hub GitLab.com is in meltdown after experiencing data loss as a result of what it has suddenly discovered are ineffectual backups.

    On Tuesday evening, Pacific Time, the startup issued a sobering series of tweets we’ve listed below. Behind the scenes, a tired sysadmin, working late at night in the Netherlands, had accidentally deleted a directory on the wrong server during a frustrating database replication process: he wiped a folder containing 300GB of live production data that was due to be replicated.

    Just 4.5GB remained by the time he canceled the rm -rf command. The last potentially viable backup was taken six hours beforehand.

    More OMFG at the link

     

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/01/gitlab_data_loss/

     

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  • Haikugal (4658 posts)
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    1. Oh wow….

    What does GitLab do?

      Be the bird.....       Hey DNC! Up Yours! It's ON!!
    • Entrepreneur (1438 posts)
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      2. Good luck with that. I am very deep into technology hardware and software

      development. But the sites I perused to read about it all seemed to be written by the system’s developers writing descriptions for other developers of it, or their competitors.

      I am sorry though to hear about their data loss.  It is heart wrenching when that happens.

      No longer GoneFishin.  Truth is I've never GoneFishin.
      • Haikugal (4658 posts)
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        3. Thought I'd ask, glad I'm not alone! I'm hoping to get some kind of information

        from my son’s friend who is deep into this stuff but reading you, maybe not.

          Be the bird.....       Hey DNC! Up Yours! It's ON!!
  • A little weird (215 posts)
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    4. The dark side of the cloud

    It’s much easier but you give up a lot of control.