Admin Diary: Finland Goddess (Wednesday)

Blame a sci-fi movie for our diary writer's weariness. The day's begun, and she must find time to reconfigure a server. Will the dreaded department meeting get in the way?

Yawn! I’m tired, but I can’t blame anyone but myself. I sat in front of the TV until 0000 and watched a stupid sci-fi movie.

Yesterday, I told you that my son was missing his grandma. Well, when I went home, the little man sat there smiling. Grandma had sent him and his little brother a postcard. It made me feel good, too.
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A few hours at work.

I’ve been reading a document about how administrative processes work on Domino server. I take time to answer e-mails concerning fonts and, again, corrupted user IDs.

Also, our Web server doesn’t like its life. I’ve tried to browse, but the Web server is down.

I have lunch. Then I sit in a meeting for three hours. The subject is a migration where a Domino server from another organization has to be moved into our Domino domain. Before the meeting, I thought that the process was complicated, but now I’m relieved. I don’t have to work with the old server. Instead, I’ll install a new one and configure it into our domain. Great!

A very complicated Notes application runs on this particular server, and I was afraid that everyone expected me to know how to configure it after the migration. Now, the only thing I have to do is to copy the files from the old server to the new one. An application specialist takes care of the rest.

No, I haven’t forgotten that afterward, it’s me who reads the logs and answers end users’ questions. But this way, I buy a little more time to learn how the application works.

Time to go. Tomorrow my husband is home, so I can stay at work as long as I want or need. Then I have the time to do those things I haven't had the time to do so far. Like the Server Admin Plus installation I planned to do yesterday.
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