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10 More Ways Santa Is Like a SysAdmin

From crazy request tickets to monitoring your web activity, the evidence just keeps piling up. Here’s more reasons we think Santa Claus knows all about RAID.

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An IT Thanksgiving Checklist

Another day, another user problem. Here’s a list of things you could give thanks for… if you were lucky enough that they actually happened.

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10 Funniest Ways to Report Data Loss

All the company’s data is gone. As the SysAdmin, you’re the one who has to break the bad news. But hey, why not make it fun? It’s not like things can get any worse!

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The Coolest Ways to Destroy Backup Media

Okay, we’ve discussed the sensible, adult ways of destroying backup media. But what about the really fun and cool ways? Here are a list of ways to destroy your obsolete backup media that are definitely not work friendly and not advised.

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Strangest IT Support Ticket Names

Ever manned a help desk? Even if you haven’t, you’ll find these unusual ticket names amusing. Here are some of the things users tried to ask for help with, and worded very badly.

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Improving Your Google-Fu: How To Find Anything You Want

You’re looking for something. Of course, you go to Google and look it up. But that pesky page you want to find is being elusive. You probably know someone who could find it in a heartbeat; but you want to be able to do it yourself! You know the diagnosis: your Google-Fu is weak. The

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Twelve Tacky Tech Ties For Father’s Day

Father’s Day. The day in which you show fathers how much you appreciate them raising you for about two decades… by getting them a single clothing accessory. Seems legit. If you’re almost anywhere else in the world other than Australia (A June father’s day? Naw mate, we’re doing it in September), Father’s day is just around the corner. And you’re probably

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Backup Tales of SysAdmins – A Children’s Book For Users

Let’s face it: explaining why backups are important to your users (or management) can feel like talking to toddlers. Instead of “money doesn’t grow on trees”, you’re just replacing it with “keeping a copy of vital work documents is important because things can happen to them.” Cue the unapologetic crying like they’ve got a scraped knee

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The Mysterious and Strange Origin of the Floppy Disk

As you go to save your Word Document, you seek out a strangle little symbol in the corner. For millennials, it means ‘Save’, but the box-like shape holds no other meaning. They’ve seen it time and time again, in many different programs, but it’s just a shape. For anyone born a little earlier, the symbol is

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Server Cable Disasters That Look Like Famous Paintings

Is there something about a stray cable that makes your eyebrow twitch? Driven mad by your colleagues making a mess with fiber optic lengths, each one a greater trip-hazard than the last? Well, we’ve got the solution for you. Don’t view it as a chaotic mess. Look at it, and imagine it’s art. Sounds crazy?

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15 Strange and Funny Google Suggestions

In this day and age, Google is the friend you can ask anything. And it will often ‘suggest’ a search based on what people before you have typed in. But some of those things are hilarious, if not a little disturbing. Here at BackupAssist, we’ve gathered some of the funniest, quirkiest, and downright strange things

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We Had Good Times. But Tape, I’m Breaking Up With You

Look, tape, we’ve had some good times. But I don’t really see a future with us together. I think we’re better off as friends. And I’ve got to tell you something important… I’ve been seeing other backup media.