I did this. I deleted a user website. Permanently and irreversibly. It was published and accessible for visitors from the Internet and I killed it.
The story begins in the morning. I woke up and noticed that server was getting too many requests in the past few hours. I checked the database and discovered a population of fake users and websites. Someone passed our protection and was able to programmatically create hundreds of new records.
I spent some time improving the filter and clearing the database from bots.
Even though I was as focused as a SpaceX Dragon pilot while deleting those rows, I did a mistake and accidentally erased a real website made by a real user.
The reaction from the owner came a little later:
Thank goodness, we make daily and weekly backups and regularly test the restoring functionality. So I was able to get the website back in a few minutes after we got the message.
Lesson learned: the less manual action you do, the fewer risks you have. We constantly add improvements in our processes to do as little manual operations as possible.
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