Contact handles disappearing mysteriously from the whois database!

Dean Robb pceasy at
Thu Apr 29 00:46:08 UTC 1999

At 05:00 PM 4/27/99 -0700, Michael Dillon wrote:
>I have done database conversions many times in my carreer and while I have
>always written the code to do a one way conversion I have also always made
>provision for rolling back the database to a prior state even when that
>meant logging transactions so they could be reapplied after a rollback.
>Most of the clients I have done database work for rely on their databases
>for the mission critical infrastructure of their business and cannot
>accept failures like this. Where there is a will there is a way to prevent
>buggy conversions from corrupting your database. 

Maybe I'm missing something...and I'm NOT a software engineer...but what's
wrong with simply backing up your current system before making changes?  It
*should* be getting backed up anyway, but is there some reason that you/NSI
can't back up the database and the DB software and simply restore it if
your changes don't work right?

"Let there be light!"...and God invented Thomas Edison.

Dean Robb
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