Back in the day when Novell networks were hot and 20M was a big drive, I discovered an new utility. It was called pkarc and it compressed files - way cool! So I had to try it out on our Novell server. pkarc had a bunch of nifty options one of which -m moved files into the archive file, in other words deleted them.
Well I kicked it off and it cranked away for a while and then I started getting the aforementioned calls. "I can't login". "I can't get to my files" etc. I soon discovered I had included the -m switch - doh! Fortunately I didn't panic. I prayed that pkarc was as good as it sounded and it would let me restore everything. It took hours and made a very stressful day for me but I recovered all the files except one.
It was the login executable! So even though the network files were back no could login. I started looking around and found an install disk with the file, I copied it to the right place and voila! We were back in business.
I can't say I have never made another mistake, but that experience made me a much more cautious person.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||