re: Tell me about a time you messed up VIEW POST

FULL DISCUSSION
 

Working at a large insurance company (largest in US). Needed to restore 1 database to previous nights image. Decided to restore entire set of databases from last backup to avoid bad references. Databases are scheduled to be backed up daily, and we didn't check last backup date. That night many jobs failed because drivers in Missouri were missing. Last backup of driver data was almost 30 days old. Oops! Lost almost 30 days of driver input for Missouri. Took a fews weeks to get cobble together most of the missing data. Wasn't my fault that it wasn't backed up, but we should have checked the backup date before the restore.

code of conduct - report abuse