Re: Killing a database?
I once worked for a company which used a mainframe in the midlands to run FEA. One day two engineers set off which a full set of program and data cards in the boot, in two boxes. On the way there, someone drove out in front of them and they had to do an emergency stop.
On arrival on site it proved necessary to turn round and go back again because, of course, the boxes had ruptured and the cards were distributed all around the boot.
After that more care was taken in ensuring data integrity.