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.

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