Thursday, July 10, 2014

When in doubt, just delete

So you want to know the easiest way to piss off your local IT gopher? Have a damn folder structure with millions of folders and files and expect it to be backed up. Little does the end-user know, this type of setup causes havoc to backup systems because it has to waste time indexing, traversing, setting up a job, and the initiating the job. Depending on how much real data there is during an evening incremental cycle, this bullshit you see above can make a backup stretch into the next business day which causes a whole new set of problems. So yeah, when in doubt, delete your shit. You know you're never going to use it anyway...