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by Justin Ellingwood
When a user selects a backup and hits 'Restore', a prompt asking the user are they sure and maybe something about they will lose everything new since the backup being restored.
Yup, this is a fatal UI design failure.Other destructive actions have red buttons on hover, red text and red confirmation dialogs. But the Restore action from a backup has no such markings. The link is grey/blue text like the other adjacent (non-destructive) actions, and the dialog for confirmation (not pictured) is all blue action buttons, with text being the only indication of irreversible data loss.This contributes to a much higher risk of mis-clicks and data loss when working with backups. This is compounded by the fact that there is no undo delay or "sudo mode" for destructive actions, so effective UI is the only protection against service disruption and loss.
Yes, absolutely! I recently lost all my recent changes by accidentally restoring from a backup. So frustrating.
Did not expect clicking restore would be so destructive without a prompt!
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