Availability only happens to other people
So, we're having a bit of an infrastructrural shake-up here at the office, because the network and servers weren't really coping anymore. Since a lot of the hardware is being replaced at the moment (to run 10-year-old software, because that's like a couple of times more expensive to replace), it seems like a great time to clean up the shared folders, file locations etc.
As part of the network upgrade, we got a new file server to take some of the load off the others. It's only been around a week or two, but is already proving to be an excellent source of WTF. To give just one example, observed just this morning (but otherwise a well-known issue): the file server has a tendency to sleep - yep, you heard that correctly: after a sufficiently long idle time it requires a manual wake-up.
Because fuck availability!
That is impressive. Whoever's responsible for that setup didn't think it through much.
They're using a laptop in energy saving mode?
I wish. That would at least make some sense.
Frankly, I've no idea what the provider is thinking - it's not like they don't know this issue exists. Most likely it's a misconfiguration somewhere, but it really should've been fixed by now.
Hmm... Linux does not sleep by default, Windows Server probably does not allows sleep mode at all.
So either they manually enabled autosleep (TRWTF), or they’re using a client OS on a server (TRTWTF).
but even in client OS you can switch sleep off. Most of them anyway.