GitLab faces backup failure after accidentally deleting data.
GitLab has currently been taken offline after suffering a major backup restoration failure following an incident of accidental data deletion.
The source-code hub released a series of tweets following the incident, one of which confirms the failure: We accidentally deleted production data and might have to restore from backup.
This included a link to a Google Doc file with live notes.
The data loss took place when a system administrator accidentally deleted a directory on the wrong server during a database replication process.
A folder containing 300GB of live production data was completely wiped.