2014 Silly Christmas Song

Here’s your holiday database song – sing it to the tune of “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer:”


The disk drive got run over by a reindeer
While we were running backups Christmas Eve
You can say there’s no such thing as RAID-10
But as for me and the SAN admin, we believe

We’d been drinkin’ too much eggnog
And we should have locked the cage
But we’d propped it open with a brick
And then we got distracted by a page

When they found the disk drive Christmas mornin’
At the scene of the attack
There were hoof prints on its spindles
And the DBA had gotten lots of flack


Now we’re all so proud of the SAN admin
He’s been takin’ this so well
See him in there at the console
Drinkin’ beer and swappin’ over to the spare

It’s not Christmas without the disk drive
All the department’s dressed in black
And we just can’t help but wonder
Should we repair the disk or send it back?


Now the RAID stripes are reassembled
And we all took one last swig
And the cage is now locked tight
The sys admins put Santa in the brig

I’ve warned all my IT colleagues
Better watch out for yourselves
They should never loan their card key
To a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves


by Mary Elizabeth McNeely

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