Remember When Pixar Accidentally DELETED Toy Story 2?

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austinmcconnell : 35 videos so far this year. Thanks for your loyal viewership! In case you've missed any uploads, be sure to hit the bell, or whatever. You do you.

Mr Neddlemouse : *Breaking news the American government deletes system 32*

Mike Smith : Toy Story: I don't feel so good

dasMEHDI : when people who don't know much about tech talk about tech ... oof you realize youtube's entire infrastructure is running on linux, as well as the backup solutions you're suggesting people use ... probably not

Flash : Suuurreee... She's allowed to take home all the company's assets without anyone knowing, but i do that and I get fired...

Nick K : This story doesn't really make much sense. When files get deleted, they don't actually get erased. They're just MARKED for erasure. A skilled IT admin should've been able to get everything back just simply by examining the volume and recovering the files. As long as they weren't overwritten, which I doubt they would've been, should've been able to get just about everything back.

That Legless Soccer Mom Who Loves Seltzer : Sony should've "accidentally" deleted The Emoji Movie

Daniel Murray : Hmm I don't think this is 100% accurate. The assets where not deleted, the underlying structure positioning and motion map where deleted...in other words the actual animation instruction set which would be small enough to fit on a personal pc. She only kept the 3d assets that she was working on and animating on her machine otherwise she'd need an entire Unix server mirror server at her house...not just an iMac.

Insomnia Diary : So here's what "/bin/rm -f -r *" means. rm = remove f = force r = recursive (including contents) * = everything Remove everything and all content by force. So if you're in a folder and run that, it just deletes everything in that folder, I'm guessing someone thought they were in a different folder that they did want to empty.

Tyler DeBoy : NOTE: The “*” wildcard mistake used in this case, would’ve done the same thing on any other operating system. It marks “all files and folders” for Linux, macOS, and Windows. Don’t blame this on Linux lmao ~”There is no patch for human stupidity”

Lingyu Zhou : Love the story, but all the technical details are very misleading. First off, do not power off a drive while it's deleting your files. You are already losing the files; the worse situation is to mindlessly power off the drive to damage the journaling system on the drive to make more files irrecoverable. What you should do is don't panic. Do no issue any disk write, wait for the on-going operation to end and re-mount the drive in read-only mode. Start 'disktest' program to undelete the files. Secondly, Linux is not a command-line-only OS. Android, Chromebook, Ubuntu are all good examples of Linux with GUI. Thirdly, macOS uses the many of the same UNIX utilities, such as 'rm' in its terminal. These command on themselves are harmless. Apparently, the root cause of this incident is an incompetent engineer who did not want to be responsible his/her actions. @austinmcconnell, I hope you own your video and accept it, you are technical noob.

JPL Toy Experience : The thing is Thanos' snap reached year 1998 and affected the master machine

Philip Petrov : What a fake story this is. HDDs deleted data is recoverable unless it is overwritten with new data over the old one. The files are not wiped-out, they are just removed from the file system table.

PizzaLovingNerd : Hello from the 0.4 %

Rob Nordberg : "don't use linux" is like saying don't use the internet because that is what operating system most servers use... Don't blame the operating system, it will do whatever you tell it to so whoever mistyped the "rm -rf" command is to blame.

Taegan Hallahan : Couldn't they use data recovery? As long as the parts of the disk where the files were stored wasn't rewritten with data yet, I don't understand why this wasn't attempted. Did it have to do with the TOC be deleted also? Was it a RAID 0 or something?

Spencer Martin Navarra Chew : Okay, let make this clear. Austin was joking about Linux being bad. My original comment (below) is also a joke, responding to his joke. I'm happy to talk about Windows and Linux, and merits, history, and architecture of either; there's no need for anyone to get rude or upset. Original Comment: Great Video! I'm sure you know Linux has graphical interfaces and Windows has a command line too, right? LOL!

Aidan Coleman : Lmao, never use Linux? My dude, most websites use Linux lol

AnonymousViewer : No Austin! The real lesson is that if you are an IT employee working on a server, it doesn't matter what operating system you are using or if a OS has a GUI or not, what matters is that you learn your damn command lines! Otherwise you shouldn't be anywhere near a server, let alone one with millions of dollars worth of digital assets.

Goasler : NEVER USE LINUX WTF xDDD That was a classic "Error 40" where the Error sit's 40cm in front of the machine xD On the most linux machines today the "rm *" command doesnt work anymore. Now you really have to tell rm a file or directory

Rax Em' Remy : "Linux and Unix were command line operating systems." "...were command line operating systems." "...were..."

Adam Hegazy TehTom&JerryLover2007 : *Thanos snapped toy story 2*

Flash : Always backup your porn

GumbyParity Mick : The work done on the film to date was nearly lost in 1998 when one of the animators, while routinely clearing some files, accidentally started a deletion of the root folder of the Toy Story 2 assets on Pixar's internal servers. Associate technical director Oren Jacobs was one of the first to notice as character models disappeared from their works in progress. They shut down the file servers but had lost 90% of the last two years of work, and the backups were found to have failed some time previously. The film was saved when technical director Galyn Susman, who had been working from home to take care of her newborn child, revealed she had backups of the assets on her home computer. The Pixar team was able to recover nearly all of the lost assets save for a few recent days of work, allowing the film to proceed

Carter Miller : "They used to store all of their files on a big computer. But now they store all of their files on someone else's big computer."

GizmoMaltese : Nothing in this story makes any sense at all. If the backups haven't been working for a month then they would have lost one month's work not the entire project. And it's hard to imagine why they couldn't recover the data as others have suggested. Finally, if you're worried about something happening to her PC in transit, why move her PC? Just bring some storage solution to her home and copy the data and then move it. This story makes it sound like the people who work at Pixar are a bunch of idiots.

Fif Gallag : Oh yeah, that did happen! At least with Toy Story they redid the whole thing on purpose

Micky-kun : "Never use linux." *Correction:* "Never give someone who doesn't know how to administrate a linux server root access to the file system."

Richmond the Goth : Its like nobody in the comments or making the video or working for Pixar understands Linux or what the delete function is or what it actually does. Hint: nothing actually gets really deleted. It just all gets marked as "overwritable" by the system. As long as you don't immediately copy a crap ton of new data into the drive where you've deleted everything, you can very likely recover the vast majority of files if not all of them. I've had to do this countless times when customers have come in freaked out because somehow, the wrong drive was formatted. Hell, I've even done it when someone formatted a drive and installed a new OS on top of the old drive (of course there were overwritten parts I could not recover).

xG33Kx : >Don't use Linux Okay, let me use Windows. Ooh neat, 1809 upda- and there goes my documents.

kvnmcinturff1 : I worked for a graphics company in Houston during the 90's and I came into work one day to find that all the computers were missing. It seemed that someone had stolen them during the night. There was a huge panic to recover all the client files as there were no central servers during those times. I seems that everyone did find file back ups somewhere, but for a while we thought we were out of business.

Bloodlust : Don’t you just hate it when you accidentally delete a 90 million dollar project?

HiMrBob : Why do people assume the cloud is literally just data floating around in the air and doesn’t go anywhere.

zellt5 : blamed on linux for no reason, can easily do the same thing in a windows shell. Also good luck running a windows based server like that in the 90s. guy making this video is clueless.

whyjordie : Jesus Christ I never knew any of this

einzeller85 : what about file restoration? a delete command won't overwrite the files. you can easily restore the data.

HeyyBrey : Another mom saves the day! 😂❤️

Richard Servello : And not a single person thought to take the drives to a data recovery pro???????????? Nothing is truly deleted, especially on magenetic medium.

Seïfane Idouchach : Removing a file from a system doesn't actually erase it, it just marks the space as available for new data to be written at the same place. If this happens to you don't use the machine so that the files don't get overridden by new ones and call an expert in file recovery (or use a file recovery software for less important things).

LIGHTandSTR0NG : is it legal that an employee makes a full copy of company files without anyone knowing? sounds like a security breach..

Memestealer696 : you put effort in all wrong parts of the video

Bronze : "Hey boss, don't get mad but... I might have just deleted a 500 million dollar project."

Omar Hajjar : Elon Musk buys and deletes toy story 4 "Y know i had to do it to em"

Mitchel Valentino : I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX. Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux" distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

Richard Servello : Wait...the entire movies assets were on a single home PC? Ummm...I seriously doubt that. If someone did this now, they would be arrested. MPAA has become a monster over feature film security.

Jacob Sahlmueller : Dashlane sounds sus. If you're not paying for the product, you ARE the product.

kremit the frog : *_Elon Musk buys and then deletes Toy Story_*

Mangahome : I ain't mad about the linux comment. I know that people saying that just don't know any better.

Leondro Brady : Was a good story until you bashed Linux.

Carlo David : rm -rf Live by the sword, die by the sword.