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RE: RE: Servers with an uptime of more than a day are

by Adam (Vicar)
on Jul 19, 2000 at 22:21 UTC ( #23261=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: Servers with an uptime of more than a day are
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Thats almost as good as my poor CS prof in college. He spent almost 2 months testing his back-up and recovery strategies for our brand new SPARC. Then he put it in the main CS lab and setup all the user accounts. It had been running less then a week when the janitor unplugged it to mop the floor. (Despite the huge sign on the plug saying, "Don't touch!")

The poor Prof, his plans all assumed he could turn the machine back on, which he couldn't. It took over a month to get that machine back up and running. (Sun systems do not like sudden power loss.)

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RE: RE: RE: Servers with an uptime of more than a day are
by ivory (Pilgrim) on Jul 21, 2000 at 06:16 UTC
    Yikes! We had to move some of our servers to a remote location during the WTO riots (fearing terrorist attack) :) We couldn't spare anyone to stay with the servers...and at some point we couldn't communicate with them at all, so we went down to where they are and someone had pulled all the cords out of the wall...they left a note complaining that it was too hot, so they wanted all the machines off. Note was unsigned, luckily. Hmmmmm.

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[perldigious]: but... but... perldigious is the unvirtuous kind of lazy in this case. :-)
[perldigious]: Just kidding. Thanks 1nickt, I'll go ahead and do it the right way. An extra set of brackets and a little extra indentation isn't too much to ask.
[karlgoethebier]: perldigious: perhaps a block if you are paranoid ;-)
[choroba]: but undef %hash and %hash = () both work, too, but the first one keeps the memory allocated, while the latter makes it available for other parts of the program.
[choroba]: iirc
[perldigious]: karlgoethebier: Well it is a pretty old and complicated (for me) bit of code I wrote (poorly by my current standards), so I'm expecting everything to break when I add the scoping and find out what else is undesireably scope changed. :-)
[perldigious]: Ah, thanks choroba, that sort of thing was precisely what I was wondering when I asked.

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