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Steve Morton | 30 Jul 2010 | 3 comments

What do you do if your computer freezes and restarting just won’t do the trick? Or if you click on a link that ends up being malicious? What if your hard drive crashes and none of your files are where they should be? If you’re anything like me—you call on your systems administrator who comes in to save the day.

Most administrators do much more than handle support-related requests. They keep entire data centers up and running, they recover and protect valuable customer data and keep systems up to date so that they are safe from malicious attacks and other causes of downtime. They manage an ever-increasing amount of data and storage resources that keeps growing and growing. They wear sweatshirts to work in July because of the cool environments in which they are forced to work.

Now think of where you and your business would be without good systems administrators. Valuable time, resources and frustration would be expended trying to resolve issues and...

Kimberley | 29 Jul 2010 | 10 comments

Wishing all of the admins out there a Happy System <Storage, Server, DBA> Admin Day from the Symantec Connect community team!!!! May your day be full of smoothly-running machines, fine-tuned software, and everyone in your office taking you out for lunch and generally appreciating your fabulousness.

Last year, we asked all of you for your best admin stories/nightmares. You really are a put-upon bunch - our condolences. We had so much fun reading them that we're doing the same thing this year. So, in appreciation for all the last-minute, late-night projects (not to mention the incomprehensible requests) that you've survived in the past year,  tell us about your biggest meltdown, how you saved the day on a project, or send us a photo of your wildest wiring job in the comments below. We'll give 3 of you a passel of extra reward points based on...