Scary DR Stories Part 2: Yes, It Can Get Scarier!
Fall is upon us, the leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter, all of which can only mean one thing………it is time for Zerto’s yearly scary DR stories!
So come prepared with flashlights, and warm blankets on November 3, 2015 for our scary DR stories webinar, just after Halloween. In the meantime, we would love to hear your stories and share them with everyone. The scariest DR story will get a special mention in our webinar.
Here are some of the stories from last year:
Chin’s Story – our winner last year: My scariest story … an old server room of a very large manufacturing company was under a sewage tank. One auspicious day, the cleaners accidentally punch a hole in the sewage tank on the floor above. The sewage literally fell on the NetApp boxes in the server room below. I was called around lunch time. The customer told me “CF, we are in deep sh*t! Literally sh*t!” I will never forget that moment. I had to scramble to loan NetApp gear from resellers. I got the stuff together and drove 5 hours up north to deliver to this manufacturer. I got there at 1am, and the other engineers were cleaning 5 NetApp systems with everything removed to its barest parts. By 4am, we had cleaned almost all with industry cleaning fluid and had put the NetApp systems back together again. As the fan turns, the smell of the data center room was something I will never forget. Surprisingly 4 of the 5 NetApp ran without a hitch. The customer decided to use their insurance to replace the machine.
Rik G.’s Story: Before there were really cool things like Zerto and virtualization, DR for the hospital group I worked for was a disaster itself. Our plan consisted of physically taking tape on a 5-hour drive, restoring to rental equipment from Sunguard (which took over 2 days to just restore email) and then bring a system online one at a time…
Brian K.’s Story: An HR person accidentally sends out the cumulative summary of last year’s performances reviews for several hundred managers to everyone instead of sending out a blank form and then leaves for the day at noon.…
Please submit the stories here and we will post them to our blog.