posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 05:11 PM
Originally posted by MattC
I never got a chance, back then, to look at any true legacy systems.. although from speaking with my peers i'm kind of glad I didn't. It seems they
got even less sleep than I did
I'll tell ya, the higher ups freaked right out and held our feet to the fire. We were forced by them to take down the system (a working 24/7 system
with 1,000 terminals, mind you that the entire organization and the public used constantly) and run it up the clock to see what would happen on
1/1/2000. I mean, we knew very well how to recover from a crashed ($1200 300MB) disk, but we had to back up 100%, run it through, test, then restore.
IT was so pissed at the end of it, particularly since not a damn thing went wrong, which we told them ahead of time. Thanks for the memories. Not!