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Wednesday, May 18 • 11:55 - 12:30
Effective Disaster Recovery: The Day We Deleted Production - Rick Spencer & Wojciech Kocjan, InfluxData

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Imagine waking up to an sms, "we lost a cluster." On that day, with a one-line configuration change, we accidentally removed all of the compute from one of our busiest production clusters, causing a multi-hour outage. This presentation will cover the incident from the days leading up to it, to our full recovery, our customers' response to it, and how we implemented changes based on our learnings. It will go into detail about the configuration of our CI/CD pipeline, details about the specific change that caused the outage. Thankfully, we had a disaster recovery plan in place. We will discuss which parts of our disaster recovery plan worked, and critically, the few parts that didn't work. The session will cover a combination of technical and management content.

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Speakers
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Rick Spencer

VPE, Platform, InfluxData
As InfluxData’s Vice President of Platform, Rick Spencer is responsible for the core storage engine, compute, developer tooling, CI/CD and running InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 on Kubernetes in multiple clouds and regions. Rick’s background includes pioneering work on Developer Usability... Read More →
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Wojciech Kocjan

Senior Engineer, Cloud Native, InfluxData
Wojciech is an Engineer on the Deployments Team at InfluxData, focusing on automation of InfluxDB Cloud deployments across multiple public clouds and regions. He has a decade of experience working with multiple public clouds, and before that, worked in open source as a developer... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2022 11:55 - 12:30 CEST
Pavilion 3, Room D | Level 2 | Central Forum Feria Valencia