Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Startup Company In Trouble After Employee Deletes Wrong Files

GitLab cofounders Dmitriy Zaporozhets, left, and Sytse "Sid" Sijbrandij

By: Vincent Esquivel

Gitlab is a startup company with $25 million is funding. However, Feb. 1 was a bad day for them and some users that lost their data permanently.

As reported by Business Insider:

The bad day started on Tuesday evening, when a GitLab system administrator tried to fix a slowdown on the site by clearing out the backup database and restarting the copying process. But the admin accidentally typed the command to delete the primary database instead, according to a blog entry.

Of course, I always tell people to back up their data. The reason is usually because of the threat viruses or hackers. However, we forget human error. And, we've all done that at some point in time. We're moving or copying files around. And, BAM! We hit the wrong key or click the wrong command. All the data is gone. Yet, we have to realize that cloud services are managed by people, too.

There's no excuse these days. Storage is getting cheaper by the month. There are sales all the time. Get an extra hard drive of some kind. Back up your data. Viruses happen. So do mistakes.

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