Im am still trying to figure out and understand fully how 1 command took out 12 physical servers?
i get we make mistakes but dang thats a BIG BIG mistake.. thats like changing a Radiator with the engine running
Honestly, as I stated before, we're all human. Every tech and engineer has done something very STUPID like this in their career. I have broken more things than I can forget, but it's simply the process of learning. I can guarantee that he/she will NEVER forget this and I sincerely hope they're able to forgive themselves, LEARN and move on.
Granted, the fact that they were able to run one command that has that devastating of effects on a production system is a little hard to believe. I come from a system where you have a lab that's as identical of equipment as you can and run all of your commands there, get a script from it then only after verifying everything is fine in the lab, take that script and run it on production. But again, I don't know their environment. If I were MDD, I would be contacting the storage vendor and see if there's a way to disable or require a confirmation or escalation before even being able to do a drop command like that. Humans are humans and are the weakest link in the tech world. You have to program your hardware and software around that fact, sadly.