Re: [NTLK] Geeksafe revisited

From: William Pociengel <>
Date: Wed Apr 04 2007 - 09:41:55 EDT

matthiasm wrote:
> On Apr 4, 2007, at 4:03 AM, William Pociengel wrote:
>> ...or once on an AIX machine (but on that we lost
>> the entire machine ;-)
> Yeah, most software has a problem recovering when you lose the entire
> machine... ;-)

well we did'nt actually lose the entire machine. we did have about 10
commands that worked hehehhehe

spent almost 3 days trying to recover. that was also when we found out
our backups didn't work either :-( my first real sysadmin test <sigh> it
gets funny is a strange sort of way when a command that worked a few
hours ago doesn't work anymore. that is how we found we had a problem in
the first place.

so I learned that testing means testing everything!! and geeksafe is one
of those things that you want to test really well. but not on live data ;-)


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