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2014-11-09 18:05:11.746828+00 by meuon 3 comments

At some point.. you have to deal with a client purposefully yanking power cords on servers just to corrupt the system. On their previous vendors system they could do it, restore the database from a backup from the previous day and pocket most of the cash received since then...

It seems to be collusion of a flock of cashiers and a lowly IT tech that worked weekends.

This weekend the cashiers and the IT technician involved learned about the offsite replication slave. Took me a while to merge it all back together, but no missing data. There is a nice chunk of Saturday cash sales missing.

It'll be interesting to watch this play out, from many many miles away.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: Corruption made: 2014-11-10 15:00:39.745179+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yay for audit trails! More systems need more robust ones...

#Comment Re: Corruption made: 2014-11-11 01:52:53.107166+00 by: markd

I'd love to hear the conclusion once it all shakes out.

#Comment Re: Corruption made: 2014-11-12 11:12:18.14672+00 by: meuon

Still baking...