When you logon to facebook you get the question: "How is it going, Bas?"...
Today I felt like answering the question. Below my answer.
Dear Facebook,Thank you for asking... I am currently recuperating from a very hectic weekend.I started the final migration of a dutch company on friday. It was the end of 4 months preparation. But although we didn't invite Murphy, he decided to show up anyways...For the past 4 months our migration efforts were brought back to 7 or 8 scripts running at scheduled intervals. Daily manual checks were done of the logfiles and runtimes and we were very confident that the migration would be a success.And there was Murphy and his Law (The prick)
Everything that could go wrong went wrong. Scripts failed to complete due to offline databases, disabled users, and rebooting servers.... (Who forgot to include the support team to suspend the maintenance windows)
Nothing is more frustrating than working on fixing a script to adapt to the new situation, having found the solution and than some ass decides to reboot the server you are working on...So friday I clocked a 14 hour workday (hours after 12 are on saturday) to have finally migrated everything.... As that was what we believed... I was glad to have taken an hour of to visit Tian Dao to be treated for my high blood pressure and that was very relaxing... Thanks for that...Saturday morning after about 3 hours sleep I started to check the logfiles. And found that all the steps are completed successful. Ahhhh Weekend was the thought.. and queue Murphy..
In this company there are some strict naming rules for users.... Which are not followed of-course. So when you want to migrate Jan Jansen you look for j.jansen conform the naming standards... And migrate someone totally different since the logon name for jan was JanJ... And you wonder why you cannot find him...So after another long day (again 14 hours on the clock) we check into bed... for a nights rest... And a good night rest it was..Sunday, fun day... Yeah.. last day of migration.. In the input list we found that several users were not given an email forward address to the new mail. and since a script flawless processes what you input the mail for those users were not forwarded.. Works as designed, but not as desired... So the torubleshooting starts... and remigrating those accounts.. But I managed to make it a shorter day, and after sleeping in I only managed to clock 8 hours of after care this day..After a handover to my colleague for the aftercare on monday I went to bed for a good nights rest....And a good nights rest it was...So to answer your question Facebook. I am doing alright. A bit tired but fulfilled with a job well done...So and now back to work and finish these reports which are due..Goodday,Bas Steelooper