What happens when a DBA uncovers copious X-rated chat logs of overheated exchanges between employees?
In this week's Off the Record we hear from someone who keeps a local IM gateway server running by working with DBAs to insure the database is backed up and regularly purged of old records. On the occasion in question, he was seeing data corruption and in a last ditch effort to restore it, the DBA looked through the export file to see if the data might be salvageable.
What he found were "some very raunchy exchanges, despite the notification ... that the system popped up every 15 minutes to remind people that their IM conversations were being logged. ...The people here never cease to amaze me."