A Song of Lost Work

A Song of Lost Work


All those backups seemed a waste of pay

Now my database has gone away

Oh I believe in yesterday



There’s not half the files there used to be

And there’s a deadline

hanging over me

The system crashed so suddenly.


I pushed something wrong

What it was I could not say

Now all my data’s gone away

and I long for yesterday-ay-ay-ay.



The need for back-ups seemed so far away.

I knew my data was all here to stay,

Now I believe in yesterday.


I adapted this from several versions on the internet, taking the best of each, and then posted it on my door and sent it to my team, with the message “Let’s all do our backups so we don’t have to sing this song. If you aren’t sure what you need to back up, where you should put your valuable files, how often to do a backup, or anything else, please ask for help.

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