How many sysadmins does it takes to bring up a server

We all know an answer for “how many developers does it take to change a light bulb?” – “The light bulb works fine on the system in my office…”

Well, there is more here. Being in the seat of sys admin in the past on several occasions for several years total, I was astonished to find out that it takes two days for sysadmins at 1and1 to restore a Linux web-server – went down somewhere early July 24th and didn’t comeback until morning July 26th. Isn’t Linux infrastructure is most reliable one? Or was a technician busy with something else? We have had repair MS Server with IIS in the past in a few hours where most of it is hardware manipulations… consider that you have a backup and all licenses… everything else is automatic… mostly.

I would give them a credit though that running my infrastructure on their servers for last 6 years this is a first major or even minor issue with them, but such moments could spoil the picture…

So I would like to apologies to anybody who experienced problems accessing my blog or web-site.

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    From being a junior developer all the way to Development Manager position, I was always interested in new technologies. Passionate speaker, IT junky, developer, architect, team lead, and development manager - many hats, one goal - making software better and closer to people’s needs. For the most part I am using my blog as a scratch pad, writing small articles on things which I came across, was asked about more then once, and which would otherwise require additional research again and again.

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