A conversation you don't want to have outside a disaster recovery simulation:
Him: The Legislative Update script has a flaw and is causing the server to keep rebooting before the desktop builds
Me: Um well call COIN and get a resolution
Him: I'm analysing the disks now so the server will be down for about 2 hours, I should be able to find the offending file.
Me: Ok everyone, might as well take an early mark. We won't be up until after close of business
Him: It's no good. I have to do a complete . . . .system restore . . .
Me: That's OK we can retrive data from the tape
Him: Um . . .the last successful backup was last Thursday . . . do you have any floppy disks?
Me: *floppy disks? WTF*
Actually, it was slightly more technical than that . . .the upshot. . . total system REBUILD of our 2003 server. He is still at work reinstalling. I am at home having hot flushes and working out how to explain this to a staff that have no interest in IT, are completely blindsided without an operational server, no understanding of it's idiosyncracies and wondering why the last four days data has gone screaming off into the ether like Darth Vader after a brief conflict with that Skywalker chap! I don't know who to blame . . .Microsoft, Him or . . I'm having a nervous breakdown . . . .