Answer HN: How do you manage direct updates to databases in a production system?
For updates to the schema then some sort of migration system surely exists for your framework of choice. The frameworks I’m familiar with (Rails, Laravel and .NET) all have migrations and schemas in code.
This means that a few people can make changes to nearly everything from the interface rather than having to log into the DB directly. At the same time there is a record of changes done and the ability to comment on and revert them.
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