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Comment: Re:Bring a database down? (Score 2, Informative) 156 156

Depends on your database. I know I have been able to bring SQL server down with a query.

Try this...

begin transaction

update rows set a=b where x=y

commit transaction.

On your workstation this could run really fast because you only have ten records. On the production database server this could crush the server if you had a few million records effected.

One person's error is another person's data.

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