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

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

Doing a little work on prod one day when someone asked me to restart the UAT DB, I log into the UAT DB, get distracted for a moment, go back and restart the DB.

After about 30 seconds the support guy turns around and goes "Any reason all the (workflow) engines have gone red"

"Oh dear" in my mind, *looks at the terminals*

"Yes, I just restarted the production database."

An apologetic email and talk with the head of the production floor, it was only about 3 minutes of downtime, but heh. Felt bad man.

This is why all my production databases are now in the dark green terminal with light green font.

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