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Beatnik (493)

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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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In his superhero time (8.30 AM to 5.30 PM), he works on world peace.

Journal of Beatnik (493)

Tuesday January 04, 2005
02:45 PM

Backup policy

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This morning I left home early to head to a customer about 100 kilometers away. Needless to say, I was stuck in morning traffic. I arrived around 9 AM with a spare hard disk and my trusty toolkit to replace a faulty hard disk in their fileserver. I replaced the disk, got the internet connection back up and assisted a co-worker to restore the backups. Somewhere in there it went haywire. They had backups on DVD+RW and .. uhm well, they didn't. There were no backups on the DVDs. We had the incremental ones but not the weekly snapshots.

End of the day, I took the server with me and headed back to work so some of my co-workers could take a look. I'll probably head back tomorrow, just to drop off the server. 2 hours of driving for a simple drop off. Like I have plenty of free time!
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