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Author Topic: CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed  (Read 2309 times)

AzureToad

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CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed
« on: June 19, 2014, 09:19:00 AM »
Ok, just got a shiver after reading this article about CodeSpaces.com suffering a destruction of not just their web site, but their entire set of servers!
http://arstechnica.c...-proven-backup-plan/

Anyone else using Amazon Web Service?  Change the passwords, quick!
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Re: CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 09:30:44 AM »
Yikes.

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Re: CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 10:37:51 AM »
I hope they find the person and roast them.

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Re: CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 11:35:34 AM »
Hay everybody! Cut lose from your IT worries ... Come join us in the cloud! It's so easy, and cheap, and trouble free, and it's... It's... :o

...It's all F'ing Gone Man!!?! :'(


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Frankly I'm surprised we don't hear more of these stories. Because all to often companies use easy/cheap/free cloud services as an excuse to either fire or just never hire IT staff that would have warned them about the dangers of assuming it was all just really that (magical) easy. Proper security and backup procedures still have to be followed. So for a backup company to lose all of their customers backups ... Because they weren't backed up properly... *Shrug* ...Sorry guys I can't really muster up a tear for that one.

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Re: CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 11:54:06 AM »
^ from the comments:

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Has AWS responded? For example, when the S3 buckets were deleted. Did AWS offer any sort of recovery? An S3 storage plan can have data migrated to Glacier, which provides a backup. If that was done, wouldn't that imply that AWS would have a backup sitting on a Glacier server of the S3 data?

No, It's up to YOU to set up backups, fail safes, Glacier, multi-factor authentication.

Amazon provides a set of tools, it's up to you to use them properly. These people apparently offered a backup and recovery service with a single point of failure, which is not a great design.
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Re: CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 12:08:59 PM »
^ from the comments:

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yankinwaoz wrote:
Has AWS responded? For example, when the S3 buckets were deleted. Did AWS offer any sort of recovery? An S3 storage plan can have data migrated to Glacier, which provides a backup. If that was done, wouldn't that imply that AWS would have a backup sitting on a Glacier server of the S3 data?

No, It's up to YOU to set up backups, fail safes, Glacier, multi-factor authentication.

Amazon provides a set of tools, it's up to you to use them properly. These people apparently offered a backup and recovery service with a single point of failure, which is not a great design.

Yepper, saw that one earlier. And I think Dave there has a really good point.

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Re: CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 01:27:05 PM »
Sorry guys I can't really muster up a tear for that one.

Perhaps not... but we can still roast the guy if found.  They made mistakes, and someone took advantage of it.  I still want that person to burn, no matter the mistakes made.

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Re: CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2014, 02:04:32 PM »
Sorry guys I can't really muster up a tear for that one.

Perhaps not... but we can still roast the guy if found.  They made mistakes, and someone took advantage of it.  I still want that person to burn, no matter the mistakes made.

*Sigh* Oh... Alright ... But you're buying the marshmallows.

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Re: CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 03:20:18 PM »
 ;D  :Thmbsup:

They have square ones that are the same size as graham crackers... I wonder if they have them person sized...  :D

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Re: CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 01:38:45 AM »
WOW!

It's a shame it's the Subversion repositories which are gone instead of the git ones. Git repos, as a matter of fact, are basically their own backup (if you happen to have a local copy). I sincerely hope none of the customers have lost all of their long hard work!