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Oh, sugar! Sysadmin accidently deletes production database while fixing a fault

werdsmith Silver badge

Re: It's easy to take the piss...

Yes, we've all experienced that feeling when you realise the mistake and you get a kind of sinking feeling, followed by a hot flush and then mind in overdrive as whatever the brain equivalent of adrenalin kicks in.

But in my experience, 9.5 times out of 10 there is a way out, and you've just got to find it, and find it quick if you are in a pre-arranged downtime window (always ask for 5 X more minutes than you think you'll need).

My colleague who re-configured an ODBC DSN on a 64 bit windows system, checked it, double checked it, triple checked it, then ran an upgrade process through it...... with a 32 bit application...... knows that feeling so well.

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