Things you don't want to hear on a Friday afternoon....

For $1,000,000 Alex the answer is "Our network is down."  This cool article makes some great points about why you should spend time training your non-tatical staff. It also points out that, like we said here you shouldn't just plan on one disaster or one type of disaster.  They goes on to talk about a scenareo where your admins just has a really bad flu or something worse.  It's a great thing to think about and an even better reason to start training your non-technical staff to at least be able to handle initial troubleshooting of problems. 

What have you done to plan for this type of disaster?

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.