At around 5 am I hopped in the shower, got ready, and took off. I got into the city around 6:30 or so, got on the subway, and rode down to Globix. So far, so good.
Got to Globix at around 6:45, and E (the new SA) was waiting for me, she took a cab from Brooklyn and beat me. Oh, did I mention it was cold and raining?
We went into the cage and got to work. Everything went smoothly, more or less - we shut down the 2nd netapp, took off the disk shelf, moved a couple of disks from that shelf to one of the 2 remaining shelves, and then shut down the 1st netapp and installed the new shelf on it. So far so good. We plug it in, turn it on, it comes up ok, but then we notice a failed disk. It automatically fails onto one of the spares, and starts repairing the volume. We yank a spare out of netapp2, plug it in netapp1, and add 3 disks (leaving 1 spare in the shelf). Then we wait for it to finish growing the volume.
While we wait, several machines commit suicide for our amusement, including one of our big expensive sun boxes which happened to be one of our primary db's. No big deal. :P Oh, and while rebooting one box, it randomly ejected the cd tray. I think it was sticking its tongue out at me.
There was a bit of a mess on the netapp; it turned out it was set to autonegotiate and the switch to 100-full, and my boss found and fixed that while we worked on bringing the db server back.
I guess it doesn't sound all that bad, but we were there for almost 4 hours working on stuff, waiting for volumes to rebuild and recover, having multiple machines die... it was ugly.
Oh, and on the way back due to a police investigation at 42nd the trains were all fscked up so we had to walk over to another train to get up here. Not a big deal but worth noting.
* - Nonsensicality comes easily when sleep has not.