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How Pixar almost deleted Toy Story 2  ↦

I’m here for any story that begins with an errant rm -r -f *, especially when the stakes are super-high, like you could lose an entire movie of Toy Story 2’s magnitude…

Woody’s hat disappeared. And then his boots disappeared. And then as we kept checking, he disappeared entirely. Woody’s gone.

Can you guess what happens next?

We realized that the backups we had were actually bad.

Remember: nobody wants backups, everyone wants restore. Like Pixar’s movies, this tale ends happily, but I won’t spoil for you how the day was saved.


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