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Re: Shutting down the wrong server

Stickers still might bite you.

We had 2 racks - A and B, everything down to the UPS-es mirrored in both. Job was to halt one, move it to a different place in the server room, re-wire and connect it back up.

Higher ups decided that we can get the cablework ready and move it under power (from UPS-es) instead of shutting everything down.

So admins disconnected rack A from the cluster, put everything there in maintenance mode and we started pulling network cables... Chaos ensured - users lost access to DB's, everything went offline and so on.

Why? Rack A in our server room was Rack B in the managament suite.

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