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One of those f*#@king days.

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by nugget, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. nugget
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    I guess that we've all had them, "one of those days".

    I'm having one of them now. It's friday night, 11.30 pm and I'm still stuck here at work. I was supposed to install some MS updates, the antivirus and backup exec on the DC and the Exchange servers. I planned to be out of here at around 8pm.

    Now the whole exchange server configuration seems to have "disappeared" into nothingness.

    It looks like I'm here for the night.

    F*çk.
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Nugg,

    Walk away for the night and go home. Return tomorrow with a fresh mind.

    Trying to take your mind off something often helps you find the solution.

    8)
     
  3. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Would you like caffeine, or chinese food?

    For entertainment value, I can physically and verbally harass anyone else that enters the thread for you?

    Or do a handstand?

    Or... err... sorry. I run out of ideas quickly. :oops:

    How about a hug instead? :hug
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Know what you mean mate.

    I’ve had to work through the night when things have gone wrong to get a server back on-line for the morning. Its just part of the job I guess.

    Whats up with Exchange? Hope it isn’t a patch that has caused the problem, I need to patch up a few servers next week.
     
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  5. nugget
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    Would be really nice mate but the weekend was fully booked with the kids and my father in law's birthday.




    I'll take it all.:biggrin

    Greedy little bugger ain't I?



    Not too sure what caused it Sparky. Could have been the friggin' backup exec causing it. :dry
    It's somehow lost the connection to the domain too, although it did still find the shares on the fileserver.:blink
     
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  6. Sparky
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    Backup Exec screwed IIS for me a few weeks ago, is webmail working?
     
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  7. nugget
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    Someone upstairs must love me for my dedication. Just got it back online by restoring last night's system state backup. Looks like I'm going home after all.:biggrin
     
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  8. Sparky
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    The joy of backups! Now go home and have a beer! :biggrin
     
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  9. nugget
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    Got no beer at home.:(

    I might be able to pick some up on the way though.:biggrin
     
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  10. nugget
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    Well, still here and I just did it again. It's definately backup exec causing the problem.:x
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    Congrats Nugg, dontcha just love days that go like that. :eek:
     
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  12. Sparky
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    You reinstalled it? Take the beer and run! :biggrin

    Seriously though, what version are you running and do you have the plugin for Exchange?
     
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  13. nugget
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    It seems to be screwing up the AD connections somehow.

    I have version 11d with the exchange agent. I'm doing the "remote agent install" and I thought that I was installing the exchange agent. When I make the remote install agent (from 32 or 64 bit version) it looks like it only creates a 32 bit version and I don't know if it is an agent for exchange.
     
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  14. nugget
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    Well, I've got it back up and running and now I'm pissing off home. Bugger the updates and backup exec.:x
     
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    Sounds like a real bastard. It always happens that way, you plan to get something realtively straight forward done after work and it all just goes pear shaped. I remember getting stuck at work until about 8pm one night trying to get a machine to log onto the domain that refused to because it said that the client and server clocks were not synced. They were both reading the same time but had different GMT +10 timezones selected. Something so simple caused me so much grief...
     
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  16. nicolinux

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    Specially when you think " will be a 10 minutes job ".
     
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  17. GiddyG

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    I remember one Sunday night a few years ago... was just sitting down to watch Corrie Street with an ex-GF (no, she wasn't an ex at the time!) and I got a call from the hotel receptionist at the college I was the IT support for.

    Apparently, they couldn't get a any info from the server and had a load of delegates arriving on the Monday morning, so I had to go in.

    To cut a looong story short, the server only had RAID 0 on it (don't blame me... not my decision). One of the disks was buggered, so I found another disk (w00t!) eventually, decided to use RAID 1, and managed to restore the data from backup.

    I eventually got home at about 2:30 on the Monday morning.

    I know how you feel... don't you just love IT? YESSSS!!! :D
     
  18. C4sper

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    famous last words?

    everything seems to be fine? :)

    thx for the warning I'll probably wait with exchange update till next weekend.
     
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