Thursday, July 19, 2012

NEVMUG Disaster Recovery session


I'm sitting in a presentation from Mike Laverick  and listening to him talk about Site Recovery Manager. He brought up a great point about building this all from scratch. He does a much better job... He has a cool british accent. I can't compete with that.

"Imagine you have an employee, "Mike" Mike built all of our automated DR scripts. Since you are the new hire that replaced Mike, can you look at this 6000 line script and see why it didn't work last night? And twelve hours later you are scratching your head going "Why is this variable added to itself and then added to 5?" No one wants that.

Even worse is when Mike is still there and very vocal about how smart he is and everyone in the business loves him and thinks he is really smart. You look at the code and realize his 6000 line script isn't very good and you could rewrite it in 500 lines of code. Then you realize Mike is an ass...."

Funny but stories we have probably all lived...

2 comments:

  1. This is a great article on disaster recovery! There is nothing worst than losing important data because your computer or software crashed. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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