Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SAN Managment

F*CKSTICKS I was working with my ISCSI SAN yesterday because one of the volumes was getting full (seriously why does everyone save so much data) and I needed to delete an unused volume and use that space to expand the nearly full one.  Well genius boy over here deleted the live one.  ISCSI is really sticky so even though the volume is deleted it is still serving data and let me restore from the Friday backup to the new larger volume and overnight I remapped the shares to the restored files and started syncing the two.

Net result no one but me will know, but there is nothing like the rush of pure adrenaline when you realize you just deleted 300gigs of users data at 3pm!  Sweet Jesus thank you so much for LTO4 Tape drives, I restored at 1.5gb/m so restoring 300 gigs was only about 3 hours but either way I'm exhausted and not going to be in charge of making any decisions today.


  1. Good to hear that no one else at work will ever know! Its always good when stuff like that goes unnoticed!

  2. Whew, that was a close one. 300 gbs gone at the push of a couple of buttons...

  3. Anonymous7:40 PM

    I don't know what any of this means. I am going to stick my finger in an electrical socket.