Our countdown, brought to you by SearchStorage.com high availability expert Evan Marcus, includes some common sense tips for the everyday storage admin to follow.
#12: Plan ahead
1. Document all plans
- Others must be able to pick things up if someone leaves
2. No surprises for anyone
3. Buy-in from all key people
- Written, if necessary
- Helps prevent arguments when trouble ensues
4. Schedule all changes and any down time in advance
- Users have their own deadlines
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