A major outage from Atlassian because of a bad script has Steve thinking about the challenges of recovering from mistakes. When we are making changes to portions of our data and we need to plan for mistakes to occur and ensure we can restore the data.
This week I noticed a number of changes in the Azure platform from their change feed. Actually, every week has a crazy number of changes across the entire platform, but this week a number of these were related to data and databases. That isn't always the case, but I saw some interesting items. We have […]
Many of us have spent time looking through manuals or the documentation for some software or product. I know I'm on the MS docs site regularly for work, and there is no shortage of times I've used various manuals to help me fix something around the house. We usually use a manual when we want […]
Some organizations have policies in place to make sure that everything in their IT infrastructure is documented. There are runbooks, procedures, wikis, diagrams, charts, code comments, and more to make sure that knowledge is available if an employee leaves or when disaster strikes. Not only does the documentation exist, but it’s also organized and easy […]