@WrCombs said in Huge Mistake:
So let me start this off by saying if I hadn't listened to my boss first thing this morning, this mistake wouldn't have happened. but god forbid he say he was wrong.
Okay: so, Went and picked up a PC from a customer: the plan as it was said to me was
*Bring back to office, put 2 new HDD's in and pull over the information after we image it.
*take it back and install it at the site again.
So, what actually happened?
Brought the PC back, boss told me to stop, he has an idea.
Reformat one of the Hard drives we have here, on that PC and then have the FakeRAID we use rebuild the information, then test the PC to run a terminal and verify it works properly.
So I added the other drive to the PC. Little did I know (nor did I check) the Optical drive was set to boot first (which is where I added this Drive to the PC ). It came up as
C: and the PC I wanted to load as
C: loaded as
so when I opened cmd and typed in
format d: and pressed enter, I wiped all of the customer data from the Drives..
it wasnt until I noticed a program we don't use on aloha PC's was when I realized what I had done.
My Tuesday Fuck up in a nutshell. -- Let's all take a moment to give me shit for this colossal screw up.
we already downloaded a Software to Recover lost partitions and I have that running right now .
Sorry man.... I had a huge F'up in my career about 20 years ago. Fess up to it, fix it the best you can, eat crow, learn from it and never do it again. That is all you can do from this moment on.
From my F'up, I learned to "slow down, verify and think before hitting enter or clicking "yes""