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A tape, a tape, my kingdom for a tape - Ed's journal
A tape, a tape, my kingdom for a tape
Today's crisis is a shortage of tapes.

I have a backup server. It eats LTO1 tapes. I have run out. I put in a request for more, on monday last week. It's not arrived, I suspect more due to our purchasing dept being crap than any problems with the supplier.

So I have no backup tapes to feed my server. And it's HUNGRY.

It is bad juju to leave a backup server hungry. It sulks, and doesn't do backups.

But hey, why should I care? I mean, it's not like I'll get to deal with irate people wanting to know PRECISELY WHY we don't have the files that they urgently need from this date.

No, really...
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From: sebbo Date: October 5th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
it would be amusing to recycle old tapes by deleting the purchasings departments data from the tape and resuing that space. Obviously they don't require back ups... or so it seems :)

ps: yes, this is rather impossible i know, and wouldn't free up the required space, but funny.
veremit From: veremit Date: October 5th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Document this, then when you get irate users on your back simply (and calmly) refer them to this notice, and suggest they raise the problem with management and purchasing; as you have been prevented from doing your job properly.
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