Talk about tension release…

For the past eight or ten weeks my life has been hell. I’ve been working 10+ hours per day, seven days a week, for as long as I can remember. It’s been a huge strain on me and my loved ones. I’ve been working on a datacenter move for a client, who of course wanted it done fast, cheap, reliable and with almost no downtime. Some of their efforts at keeping it cheap made it slow, and some of their efforts at fast made it expensive. Richard and I picked up all the slack in making sure it stayed reliable.

The short story is that tonight I did the last database transaction log import, flipped the DNS switch, and now the new datacenter is up and running. It was almost anti-climactic in how smoothly the last bits went. I can’t remember the last time I had a project this big where the night before the cut-over I was well enough prepared that I got a good night’s sleep and had time to eat breakfast before taking the bike into the city to fiddle the bits.

Holy shit… It’s over. I have my life back!

Bonaire here I come!

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