20 votes

The lead dev of Prismo, a federated link aggregation platform, accidentally wiped the production database without proper backups

4 comments

  1. [3]
    kfwyre Link
    Though it was still in its infancy, Prismo was off to a great start. They just opened signups and were starting to gain traction. I can't imagine how devastated the dev must be.

    Though it was still in its infancy, Prismo was off to a great start. They just opened signups and were starting to gain traction. I can't imagine how devastated the dev must be.

    8 votes
    1. [2]
      masochist Link Parent
      This kind of thing is why you need a sysadmin, someone whose job it is to make sure things like this don't happen. Most developers don't want to be bothered, they just want to build a pretty...

      This kind of thing is why you need a sysadmin, someone whose job it is to make sure things like this don't happen. Most developers don't want to be bothered, they just want to build a pretty thing.

      For those of you asking "what's a sysadmin?", that is part of the problem.

      7 votes
      1. hamstergeddon Link Parent
        That's just lazy development though. Basic DB backups could be automated really easily, so there's no excuse even without a sysadmin.

        That's just lazy development though. Basic DB backups could be automated really easily, so there's no excuse even without a sysadmin.

        7 votes
  2. acdw Link
    Oof, that sucks. But I signed up for the new one (which I never did with the previous), so maybe it'll be okay after it all!

    Oof, that sucks. But I signed up for the new one (which I never did with the previous), so maybe it'll be okay after it all!

    6 votes