How Man Deleted His Online company "By Mistake"

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 According to a report by Mr. Marco Marsola who wrote on a forum for Server Experts called Server Fault, Mr. Marco said he accidentally told his computer to delete everything in his servers and hosting provider.
 This was caused by a basic piece of code called "rm-rf" which deletes everything from a computer. The "rm"tells the computer to remove, the "r" deletes everything within a given directory and the "f" stands for force, which tells the computer to ignore the usual warnings that come up before deleting files.
 Mr. Marco said "I run a small hosting provider with more or less than1535 customers and I use Ansible to automate some operations to be run on all servers. Last night I accidentally ran, on all servers, a Bash script with a rm-rf {foo}/{bar} with those variables undefined due to a bug in the code above this line."
 He added that even the backups were also deleted. I guess Mr. Marco would be sad losing his company that had over 1,500 clients. Although a member of the Server Fault forum said that it would be extremely expensive and also still extremely unlikely to really rescue his company and that it would take a lot of time.
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