Reply to post: ehm, one thing

First-day-on-the-job dev: I accidentally nuked production database, was instantly fired

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ehm, one thing

I agree that first one to be fired should be documentation author and second person who approved it, then backup admin and finally CTO should follow them too but one thing: this guy was supposed to use credentials he got from script output, not the one from the doc. There were creds in the doc and shouldn't be, true, but it doesn't mean this guy is completely innocent. He didn't follow his instructions. The fact that keys to the safe are laying on the safe doesn't mean that you are allowed to open it and destroy whatever is inside.

I guess that credentials given in the doc were given as an example - it's unbelievable idiocy to give real credentials as an example but example is example, it doesn't mean that these are the values you should use.

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