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Old 4th February 2020, 02:51 PM   #10
abaddon
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Originally Posted by smartcooky View Post
They must have got the message... this popped up within a few minutes

"We are sorry the forums are down.

Currently we are having issues with the mysql database. We have a full backup as of Sunday morning and are working to restore it.



Looks like Abaddon nailed it... a borked database
Apologies for knowing my metier.

On a serious note, it is horribly easy to comprehensively bugger up any rdms at a mere click. BBS interfaces are notorious for it.

Back in the day when I did such things I can recall group chats with mods/admins. They devolved into

Me: you are gonna break it.
Them: We have to reset.
Me: You're gonna break it.
Them. Let's just reboot and delete and start from scratch.
Me: You're gonna break it.
Them: Lets just do this and see what hap----<silence><dead website><tumbleweeds>
Me: I told you that you would break it.

This is distressingly common. I am fortunate to have a trust relationship with my customers. This is, in my experience, a vanishing ethic.
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