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I know somebody who knows the guy who deleted the data that caused the outage, and in his words (the guy who knows the GitLab employee), the GitLab engineer is one of the smartest people he's ever known--in fact, he's actually brilliant. So you can rest assured that the data loss wasn't caused by a an inexperienced kid.

You're aware he's in this thread, right? And the hearsay matches up with his comments, from what I've read.

Yes, he's one of our smartest people.

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