How'd you get the vendor guy to go along with it?

The financial institution where this pilot fish works is moving to a new disaster recovery site -- and that means arranging the transfer of several financial-market data servers.

"They were all owned by the data vendor, but served the bank I worked for," says fish. "What was supposed to happen was that the vendor would order and deliver new servers to the new location, and then have a team install them while another team removed the old ones. That was expected to take weeks if not months.

"Instead, one of the vendor's engineers and I packed the old ones in his car one morning, drove to the new location 20 miles away, then installed and tested the new ones -- all in several hours.

"It took another visit to have everything working but, hey, it was the first time in at least a year that we actually had data at our DR site."

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