Server Room Craziness

A funny post over at The Daily WTF reminded me of a situation I witnessed many years ago at a small client I was working for.

Like the situation described in the post, the client needed to move the door to the server room.  I can’t even remember why but they were moving the door from one wall to another wall.

On the morning that the work was supposed to begin, the crew that was working on removing the door and walling in the opening (there were separate work crews for creating the new opening and closing the old) showed up early and removed the door and closed the opening before anyone arrived to work.  As luck would have it, one of the production servers locked up and needed to be hard rebooted.  The problem was there was no longer a door to the server room.  After considerable debate about the matter, the admin ended up having to actually chop a hole in the wall to the server room with a crowbar that he retrieved from the trunk of his car.