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Man enters wrong code and the company vanishes

Man enters wrong code and the company vanishes

In what can be called as hard luck, Marco Marsala, running a web hosting firm by mistake entered a wrong code that led to the company being deleted totally. The company with a strength of more than 1535 customers, monitors servers and net connections on which the files for various websites are stored. The code “rm – rf” erased all data ending up crashing entire server and information in it.

“I accidentally ran, on all servers, a Bash script with a rm -rf {foo}/{bar} with those variables undefined due to a bug in the code above this line,” he said.

He wrote on a forum for server experts ‘Server Fault’ yesterday, that he was stuck after accidentally running destructive code on his own computers, including the websites of his customers.

He confirmed that the code had even deleted all of the backups that he had taken as the drives that were backing up the computers were mounted to it, the computer managed to wipe all of those too. Most experts informed him that he had just accidentally deleted the data of his company and its clients, and in doing so had probably destroyed his entire company with just one line of code.