I was talking to colleagues about the various types of server room we've seen in our careers. The good, the bad and the ugly.
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We were also sharing stories.
My personal best story regards a UK customer who had deployed really resilient NetWare 4.11 SFT III pairs. (That was my specialty in 1998!) Very early one Sunday morning ManageWise signaled all kinds of IOEngine errors from one of the pairs. The business was unaffected; file, print and the BTRIEVE application were running perfectly. It just looked like one of the servers of the pair had 'just died'. Onsite security checked out the server room - and discovered it was six feet deep in water. The room was airtight and all that could be seen was water. A four inch water main above the room had ruptured - and all services - except for the NetWare 4.11 SFT III servers - were down.
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Written at: Denver, CO