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Wednesday [Feb. 5th, 2002|06:56 pm]
Peter Sheil
I'm going to be on a client site unexpectedly on Wednesday They have corrupted their server while trying to install the latest drivers for a corrupt tape drive (it has got to be a hardware problem but Dell always say "Have you got the latest drivers?") [no just don't ask about it ... please ... going there will just stress me more 'til it is fixed and I can get the idiot who did it locked up in a dungeon]

So the "A" team (me) has to get their backup server running with their latest data - that is if the backups produced on this tape drive are readable and the backup server tape drive is readable, and then mangle a few .INI files to get the users running on the correct server and seeing the correct datasets.

meanwhile the "B" team (A N Other) has to get the production server back and running - our best guess is a complete rebuild from the ground up.

So if I don't post on Wednesday think of me ... stuck in a small utility room full of servers and phone switching racks - fighting recalcitrant computers and users - and trying not to kill the local IT support person :)

Ho hum

I'll start my yoga breathing exercises now


[User Picture]From: annalytical
2002-02-05 11:13 am (UTC)
Good luck Peter! And.. try to see the humour in it. That will make your day go by much faster! =)
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[User Picture]From: mysticprincess
2002-02-05 11:18 am (UTC)

Good luck! {{{HUGS}}}
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-02-06 03:07 am (UTC)



I think he has already propogated :( And whilst I might think your thoughts I couldn't possibly agree with you! *nodding vigorously*

I'm just trying to get the printer queue moved from the production server to the backup ... it's the little things that screw you up. Grrrrr.

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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-02-06 08:19 am (UTC)
It is all working - yipeeeee

Now I'll just run away before the user actuallu uses it and it all breaks again :)
Thanks for the good wishes - your positive energy drove the gremlins away :)

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