Reply to post: Re: it's so easy

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

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: it's so easy

"It's taking a bit longer to restore because they've just discovered the backups have been broken for the last year."

In the case of a NEAX61M telephone exchange, the backups were fine, but what they were backing up was corrupted (but didn't get discovered until the system was rebooted after y2k updates had been loaded in)

Cue having to go to 2+ year old backups, then replay every transaction from that point up to date into the system.

On a live telephone exchange....

With 50,000 lines on it.....

In the days before mobiles were universal...

The replay took 7 weeks to complete.

The telco wasn't popular for some reason. I wonder why.

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