RE: OT - Getting fired for database oops
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 10:45:00 +0100
I do know of a DBA who deleted the test database ready for a refresh from production. The 578 datafiles took a long time to delete but slightly longer (36 hours) to recover once he realised that he was logged onto production.
The company got a £1.8 million fine for the outage - government supplier etc
He kept his job though
2009/5/15 Newman, Christopher <cjnewman_at_uillinois.edu<mailto:cjnewman_at_uillinois.edu>> A colleague and I were just discussing DBA's getting fired for screwing something up/failing to do something (Not for being generally poor employees like showing up late, etc). Neither of us had heard any stories of either scenario. I know we sometimes have slightly off topic discussions on the list, so I was wondering if anyone would share any stories.
AITS, University of Illinois
Howard A. Latham
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