My mate did rake db:drop on producation , can any please help urgently

My mate did rake db:drop on producation , can any please help urgently any possible solution?

:frowning:

Thanks

Rajeev

Restore your database from a backup.

Yeah - sorry but you're screwed. Hope the backup is in good shape.

A red hot poker possibly?

Other than that I think you will have to restore from backup. If you
have not got one then possibly the web site host does.

Colin

Colin Law wrote in post #1021900:

My mate did rake db:drop on producation , can any please help urgently any
possible solution?

Other than that I think you will have to restore from backup. If you
have not got one then possibly the web site host does.

Oh, and while you're at it... Fire your mate! :slight_smile:

If you are able to recover from this, I'm guessing your next task is to
implement a backup strategy. Remember,
having one copy is not a sufficient backup policy. I don't consider data
to be "backed up" until there is at minimum two full backups (the
original, plus one local backup, plus 1 off-site backup).

I created two command line scripts for my production server. One runs on
the server using cron to perform a local mysqldump as a local backup.
The second one runs under launchd on my main development Mac, which
uses secure copy (scp) to download the backup file that was generated by
the script that runs on the server.

Colin Law wrote in post #1021900:

My mate did rake db:drop on producation , can any please help urgently any
possible solution?

Other than that I think you will have to restore from backup. If you
have not got one then possibly the web site host does.

Oh, and while you're at it... Fire your mate! :slight_smile:

If you are able to recover from this, I'm guessing your next task is to
implement a backup strategy. Remember,
having one copy is not a sufficient backup policy. I don't consider data
to be "backed up" until there is at minimum two full backups (the
original, plus one local backup, plus 1 off-site backup).

I'll add that you don't really have a backup policy (strategy) until you are sure that you can RESTORE your backup. It doesn't matter how many copies you have if you can't use them.

-Rob

P.S. The larger strategy which includes backup is a disaster recovery plan. Could you recreate a production environment on a completely clean platform?

I created two command line scripts for my production server. One runs on
the server using cron to perform a local mysqldump as a local backup.
The second one runs under launchd on my main development Mac, which
uses secure copy (scp) to download the backup file that was generated by
the script that runs on the server.

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