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Survey Results

The current results of our Which of these DBA mistakes has caused you the most downtime? survey are:

Answer Responses Percentage
DELETE FROM {critical table} ... without "WHERE" 39 15.17509727626459%
DROP DATABASE {production db} 12 4.669260700389105%
DROP TABLE {critical table} 3 1.1673151750972763%
kill -9 postgres 18 7.003891050583658%
Upgrading PostgreSQL "in place" without migrating data 28 10.894941634241246%
rm -rf pg_xlog/ 6 2.3346303501945527%
UPDATE {critical table} ... without WHERE 82 31.90661478599222%
I never make mistakes! I am human 0.2! 69 26.848249027237355%
Total 257

This survey was posted Aug. 18, 2009.

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