Monday, June 29, 2015

welcoming the north, from the closet doorway

On a conference call with a customer as I type this, it is simple:
1. I stop a service (1 minute)
2. They back up their production database (35 - 45 minutes)
3. They restore their production database on a new database server (35 - 45 minutes)
4. I configure the service to look at the DB on the new DB server (1 minute)
5. I start the service (1 minute)

Needless to say, there was a lot of waiting on this one.

The month of June is slowly drawing to a close. Soon we'll be in July and then it feels like the summer will almost be over. Time seems to just get faster with each passing year.

As I am typing this I can hear V-8 singing to herself as she gets herself ready for bed. My wife is out this evening so as I am waiting for the backup/restore to take place I have instructed the children to get ready for bed and go to sleep. It seems to be working well enough so far.

If I get to bed at a reasonable hour this evening, that will make me happy, but I don't know if that will happen. There is always so much to do.

1 comment:

Pat Hatt said...

Always something to do indeed and time can get sucked away