On our live production server, we forgot which folder our website was stored in. My colleague asked me where it was. I did not know but suggested to just run a search for the folder name on the server.
He responded that you can't do that, as it runs the risk of the server becoming unresponsive.
We ran into a little argument here, with my point of view that it is nonsense that a live production server would become unresponsive of running a find command that would take a minute.
But then again, I am not a server guru. What is your opinion?