GitLab repositories suffers a major incident
Manila, Philippines – One of the biggest online repositories [gitlab] had suffered a major incident last January 31, 2017 (Eastern Time).
The incident happens when some of their employee issued a disaster command “rm -rf” last Tuesday evening, January 31, 2017 (Eastern Time). This command can entirely break or delete the entire directory or folder.
GitLab an online repositories now worth $25 million, is having a “very bad day,” as Interim VP of Marketing Tim Anglade put it to Business Insider, after a series of human errors caused the service to go down overnight [businessinsider].
Gitlab also confirmed on their website that they lost 6 hours of database data (issues, merge request, users, comments, snippets) as stated on their website.
GitLab co-founders Dmitriy Zaporozhets (left) and Sytse ‘”Sid” Sijbrandij (right) GitLab
So in other words, out of 5 backup/replication techniques deployed none are working reliably or set up in the first place. => we’re now restoring a backup from 6 hours ago that worked. as stated in here google docs.
By the time their employee notice the incident only 4.5GB left out of 300GB where their employee issued a force recursive removal command in that directory. They have immediately taken down the site for immediate maintenance and advise their user to use their social media accounts for updates. [businessinsider]