We went to a new client today and were not all that surprised to find:
The backup had not backed up since June 10, 2009! Oh, it was also programmed to backup to the same drive that the server was on (which means if the server drive went south, so would the backup—if it had been backing up.)
Not to mention problems connecting to the server. Could it be that the workstations were trying to connect to a different IP address than the server was actually on?
Also typical: they have been through a half-dozen IT service providers over the past couple of years.
Are all IT people really the same? We think not.