Chapter 11. Recovering When Disaster Str ikes

Recovering When Disaster Str ikes

Have you ever noticed that the system administrator’s job seems to have two states applied to it? That they’re either ignored or hated? When everything is running smoothly, a system administrator is unnoticed by the end users. After all, if a system isn’t broken, why fix it? The problem comes in when things aren’t working all that well; namely, the users don’t have access to their applications. That’s when everyone notices the system administrator, who becomes the object of voodoo charms and curses.

To alleviate this love and hate relationship for the system administrator, he or she often has to play ...

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