Yes, I just wanted to create another thread here while somebody do “maintenance”.
How do manage downtime? Why do you think it happens in your office?
I’m going tell you my experience
In the university I work, servers are powerful, we have a small datacenter and there are not people 24/7 (we don’t need it actually). BUT the real problem is the network as we have only one carrier: Movistar, and it’s crap.
Another cause of downtime here is that staff don’t know even basic stuff of unix servers and they don’t want to learn, so when something bad happens they need to call somebody more technical than themselves. Oh, and we are “Microsoft partners”.
And in another job where happily I’m just an UI designer, we run a 24/7 service with everything in a single server