Oh, THAT one!

Network admin -- let's call him Fred Smith -- sends an e-mail to his group's applications admin, database admin, developer and interim IT manager, reports a pilot fish on the scene.

"He said that there was a database created on the main C: drive of a production server," fish says. "He explained that this is a very dangerous practice, because the database could fill and cause the server to crash."

App admin, DBA and developer all promptly reply, each saying he didn't create the database and doesn't know who might have.

But the net admin is quick with his reply, and adamant -- it's crucial to find out how the database was created, so it doesn't happen again.

After a short pause, app admin replies again: "Just checked the properties of that database. The owner is fsmith."

Reports fish, "We never heard another peep from the network admin the rest of that day."

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