What is a bad day? How do you define it? Its very definition varies from person to person and from job to job. For some, a bad day is when they lose the bus or the subway and are late for work.
For others, a bad day is when their hair looks weird or they can’t find a good parking lot. For economists and bankers, a bad day is when…well, everyday, given the current economical climate.
For the average programmer a bad day is when he manages to fuck up something on a epic scale on the production server. Let’s say a database with thousands of users. Today it happened to…well…this friend of mine.
Luckily my friend backups his work on a daily basis and is prepared for such situations. One of the scripts he uses for this is the awesome AutoMySQLBackup script, which I – I mean he recommends to all of you. It’s really simple to use, all you have to do are some minor configurations and add the script to be ran daily as a cron job.
Real men *do* use backups!