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Old 2020-08-02, 04:45   #3
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Originally Posted by xilman View Post
One thought is that there should be a clone of the database on which one could practice long before anyone is allowed to touch the main one.

I would hope that such a clone already exists. It´s standard practice for non-trivial applications.
If needed, DB changes could be rolled back. However it would involve taking the Primenet server offline so we could restore from the previous full backup and all of the incrementals until we got whatever we needed.

It's just easier to be careful. For big things, there's a clone server we can use if we want, but testing is more difficult. So it's just a balance of things.

The ability for end users to change the results they've submitted is not likely to ever happen. The potential for abuse, or just people changing things they really shouldn't, isn't worth it.

Submit what the program generates and you should be fine.
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