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Big-Time Server Fail

Symantec found a bold way to show just how well it can recover data. It bought a server rack weighing a quarter ton, loaded the thing up with Red Hat Linux and Solaris, and built an Oracle database. A second server was built as backup.

The working server was hauled to the top of an 18-story building and, like Kramer's oil bladder, unceremoniously dropped over the side

Despite the trauma, the first server smoothly failed over to the second -- a better outcome than the Kramer bladder, which landed on Jerry's girlfriend.

Here's what it looked like falling.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/30/2012 at 1:19 PM


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