Sunday, March 29

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PEBKAC

Okay, well that seemed to work fine, now I'll just remove the test database and

NO DON'T DO IT YOU'RE ON THE LIVE SYSTEM!!!!!!

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Sorry about that, folks.  sad

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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 01:15 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 That explains why I just had to log back in.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sunday, March 29 2009 01:24 PM (+rSRq)

2 Yep.

I guess I can take some comfort from the fact that I blew up the database (well, part of it), and all you had to do was log back in.

Backups.  Gotta love 'em.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, March 29 2009 01:25 PM (PiXy!)

3 Just to explain further - a handful of small control tables, including the sessions table, got wiped.  The big tables, containing posts and comments, didn't.  So I just needed to restore the backup to another location and retrieve the missing tables from there.

Could have done it quicker except that there was a permissions problem masquerading as a data corruption, so I went the safe-but-sure route.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, March 29 2009 01:28 PM (PiXy!)

4

Well, it could happen to anyone. (I mean that seriously.)

Back on my XP system, where I had a normal user account and an admin account, I changed the admin account so that the screen background color was a dull red (compared to medium blue for the normal account). That way I always knew if I was in admin mode.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sunday, March 29 2009 01:41 PM (+rSRq)

5 Yep.  I do that at the office, and I just set it up here.  My terminal sessions to live systems are now a lovely salmon pink.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, March 29 2009 01:46 PM (PiXy!)

6 Ouch!   My sympathies!

Posted by: Old Grouch at Monday, March 30 2009 04:08 AM (8Iqe9)

7 Oopsie.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Monday, March 30 2009 06:04 AM (tMdKd)

8 Official mee.nu Earth Hour celebration?

Posted by: Old Grouch at Monday, March 30 2009 07:54 AM (72ktK)

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