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May 15, 2022, 2:27 a.m. | /u/AllProfitNoCost

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I'm about six month into a new job with a company doing economic forecasting and analysis, but discovered a dark and terrible situation. The databases we use are "live", meaning that any data in the system gets overwritten during the overnight cycle, which has lead to issues reproducing numbers (e.g. if I pull a number today, then tomorrow, the numbers will always be different with no way to pull the old number). There are backups saved every day, but those …

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