It was thunderstorm season and when the power went out at one branch office, the uninterruptible power supplies kicked in, everything gracefully shut down, and the technician waited for power to return, and waited and waited.
“Late in the evening, the power was finally restored and we went about bringing the network back to life,” said the tech.
Next morning, the phone rings. It’s a very irate corporate administrator wanting to know why we had an unscheduled outage the day before. The tech calmly explain about the storm, which he had no control over.
The Administrator’s response? “Next time, put it on the schedule before you have an unexpected outage!”
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- APC Back-UPS ES 8 Outlet 550VA 120V (surgejoules.wordpress.com)