Monday, May 21, 2012

How Pixar very nearly lost Toy Story

Last weekend, I had a near-death experience (at least it felt like that to me) when I accidentally wiped out the database for a website I manage.

With one click, I suddenly realized that I had deleted almost every page and post that had been published over the past year. Yikes!

Fortunately, I have a back-up plan. So imagine my horror when I realized that my automated backup system hadn't actually been working properly for the last few weeks!

Long story short, after spending a lot of hours sweating like crazy, I did figure out how to restore the database, and everything is working just fine.

So I can relate to this nicely told tale, about how Pixar very nearly lost all of Toy Story. The parallels with my own experience are pretty close.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, my new, improved backup regime is working nicely, thanks for asking.