DBA Horror Story

Came across this story a couple weeks ago. It’s the kind of thing that makes me as a DBA cringe in horror. Basically a DBA destroyed the company he was working for after he was fired. He was caught stealing and shown the door. On the way out he destroyed the company’s SQL Server RAID array. The real disaster was the non-existant backup strategy the company had. The RAID array was their backup, a solution developed by this DBA. I think it’s fair to say this guy will never work again as a DBA. Drive mirroring is not a backup solution.

I never saw or used JournalSpace, and apparently I never will. After this debacle, the owner closed up shop and is selling the domain name. UPDATE: Looks like somebody bought JournalSpace’s domain and is trying to resurrect the site. That are taking pains to emphasize the backup solution for this new incarnation.