12 March 2010

Once every new moon, some of my colleagues and I will be involved in moving IT stuff from somebodies office. Today is one of those day where we packed and moved a couple dozen of PCs, servers, UPS and stuff from Bukit Jelutong to Glenmarie both in Shah Alam.

Although both offices is not too far apart but the preparation and worked needed to transfer and re-setup a data center is enormous. You have to shutdown everything, pack and organize them carefully, move them to the new place and re-organize and reinstall everything until they are all up and running without a glitch. This exercise is usually done during weekends, after office hours so not to interrupt other people's work. And usually it will take at least 24 hours or more. This year's exercise for example to nearly 36 hours.

It was a lot of ,work and staying up until 3 to 4 o' clock in the morning is no easy feat but we didn't complain even when we look like zombies and had to sleep on the cold hard floor afterwards. . We just do our job that is entrusted to us and enjoy each other's company. And since many hands make the work lighter, at the end of the day we finished our task successfully.