IT pilot fish is at a client site to do an upgrade, and while he's there the client proudly mentions that he has just ordered another four-drawer file cabinet -- and it's dedicated for backup logs.
"I asked if I could see where the backup logs were kept," says fish. "I was led into this room with almost a dozen four-drawer file cabinets, holding more than ten years' worth of backup log reports.
"I knew the client only has four weeks of backup media, so I pulled out one of the backup log reports from five years ago and asked the client, 'Where is the tape with these files on it?'
"The client was stunned -- and then he quickly canceled the file cabinet order."
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