Post like it is 2015

isotopp image Kristian Köhntopp -
February 14, 2017
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Following a great idea from their friends at GitLab, loses all postings since 2015 because of malfunctioning backups. They write :

We had a big database crash, and the backups we had were corrupted. The only working backup was from 2015.

Also, TIL still exists.

Meanwhile, Gitlab posted a blameless postmortem . You can read it online , and they write:

Improving Recovery Procedures […] 9. Automated testing of recoveri PostgreSQL database backups (#1102 ) […]

Does your database backup successfully restore? Are you sure? Are you testing this? Remember these words of wisdom:

Nobody wants backup. Everybody wants restore. – Martin Seeger