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Obsessive behaviors in system administrators

I have been told by colleagues (mainly non-technical) that some of my admin behaviors border on / cross the line between normal and obsessive, which sometimes leads me to wonder how screwed up I ...
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What is the one thing you wish you knew when you first started being a system administrator?

For a new system administrator it is important to learn from those that have experience. What is the thing you know now you wish you knew when you first started? Alternately, what is the piece of ...
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Last time SQL Server downtime or data-loss occured, what happened?

This isn't a question about how to cope with or limit downtime or data-loss, I know all about that. I'm putting together a 'stories' section for my PASS post-con on disaster recovery and I'd like to ...