Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Acronis

Horror Stories

Stories that document the ill-fated attempts of IT to fix something, but things go horribly, horribly wrong.

Always Getting The Blame

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Client: “My site is down. What did you do?” Me: “Well, I haven’t done anything in a while. Can you get to Google.com? Client: “No. Why...

You Broke The Internet [story]

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CLIENT: "… Also, on this page when you click on a link, it breaks the web"ME: “Sorry, which part does it break?"CLIENT: “It breaks...

Lessons in backup (RAID failure) – never underestimate the cost of data loss

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Client (I'll call then AirStuff) had around forty employees and does design and fabriaction of air handling systems. They have four "beige box" servers,...

Can I ask You A Computer Question? [story]

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I was at a party when a client’s business partner approached me.  Client: Hey, tells me you could answer a computer question for me. Me: Depends. What’s the question? Client: My...

Bad start to the day for any server admin [pic]

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 The only time I remember seeing something like this was when I was setting up a disk array and the drives were still initializing...

Do you sign a contract for free work? Always answer “YES”

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From our friends at Clients from Hell:A friend of mine asked if I could help out with a shoot for an acquaintance who was...

Cable subcontractor installing your Internet service? Expect this.

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Sadly, this is not surprising to me at all.Reddit caption: "This is how our cable provider set up our modem"This practice needs to stop.via:...

I think you’ve missed an important detail [CPU Gore]

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 Seems staged, but hey...if you've been a reader here for long, you know you have seen stranger things...via: