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# 8  
Old 10-25-2009
yes, so let's hope the OP didn't do this on an important system... and if important, then not for us Smilie.
# 9  
Old 10-25-2009
Maybe there should be a link to this in the FAQ or somewhere similar.
# 10  
Old 10-25-2009
Hey guys. OP here, obviously. Everything was taken care of. I'm not sure if I'll be getting in trouble yet, but if I do, I'll just take the consequences. This was probably the single most stupidest thing I have ever done in my life. Thanks to everyone who responded.
# 11  
Old 10-25-2009
It certainly wouldn't have been the most stupid thing I ever did.

As a newbie sys admin I once rebooted a productive ClearCase server on the whim of someone who joined the company 2 days before.

"I was only trying to help" I said.

DOH!
# 12  
Old 10-25-2009
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Originally Posted by alby19
Hey guys. OP here, obviously. Everything was taken care of. I'm not sure if I'll be getting in trouble yet, but if I do, I'll just take the consequences. This was probably the single most stupidest thing I have ever done in my life. Thanks to everyone who responded.
would be nice to know WHY did you do it? this isn't a thing that just happens?
# 13  
Old 10-25-2009
@OP. In your defense - unless you did it as user root of course - IMO it just should not be possible for an ordinary user to bring a system to its knees just by pasting something on a command prompt. There should be provisions either in the OS itself or in the setup to prevent these consequences.
# 14  
Old 10-28-2009
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Originally Posted by scottn
It certainly wouldn't have been the most stupid thing I ever did.

As a newbie sys admin I once rebooted a productive ClearCase server on the whim of someone who joined the company 2 days before.

"I was only trying to help" I said.

DOH!
Hehe I think we all did something stupid like this - at least once. When being first time with a very senior SA in the datacentre, I was told to 'press the button' when the system hung during an upgrade - he was pointing to the wrong box - and of course I did it ... in my case the rebooted server was the domain master server serving about 5000 production boxes Smilie I still have my job and these days I am the very senior SA ... Thanks to virtualization I can these days 'press the button' myself Smilie

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