This isn't a question about how to cope with or limit downtime or data-loss, I know all about that. I'm putting together a 'stories' section for my PASS post-con on disaster recovery and I'd like to be able to share some more recent and impressive tales than the ones I have from my days at Microsoft, although if you've heard me present my corruption deck any time over the last 3 years, you'll remember them all being doozies.
So, think of this is kind of a confessional (although I can't provide absolution :-) and of course, all stories told here happened to a friend or colleague, or at a previous company, unless you're brave and want to 'fess up. I won't pass judgement or ridicule any answers, and will only provide insight if asked to.
Really, the idea is for everyone to learn from mistakes and mis-steps. As an example of a story I heard, see A sad tale of mis-steps and corruption.
Not sure if this will work or not on this forum, but it's worth a try.
PS If you haven't seen my corruption session and heard the stories, it was the #2 session at TechEd IT Pro last year and they video-taped it: see TechEd: 80 minute video of Corruption Survival Techniques presentation. The blog post links to a bunch of corrupt databases and demo-scripts you can download and play with too (no advertizing or anything like that on our site, just info).