Following a great idea from their friends at GitLab, Soup.io 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 soup.io still exists.
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