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netikras
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## 4 years ago:
- Principal Architect: We are using IO1 storage type. What if we used GP2?
- Perf team: IDK, let's test it!
*we run tests*
- Perf team: results are OK, but we're exhausting Burst IO capacity, effectively hard-limiting number of tests we can run per day
- PArch: ahhh, I see. Then Gp2 is a no-go.

## 3 years ago
*PArch quits. New one is hired*
- PArch2: We are using IO1 storage type. What if we used GP2?
- Perf team: We've already tested that a while ago, results were THIS and THAT
- PArch2: I see. Let's test it again anyway
- Perf team: *wtf???*
*we run the same tests, we get the same results*
- PArch2: I see, so GP2 is a no-go.
- Perf team: *you think....? How did that thought never cross our minds, we wonder...*

## 2 years ago
*new DBA is hired*
- DBA2: We are using IO1 storage type. What if we used GP2?
- Perf team: We've already tested that a while ago, results were THIS and THAT
- PArch2: We've already tested that a while ago, results were THIS and THAT
- DBA2: I see. Let's test it anyways. I've read somewhere that GP2 might be a better bet
- PArch2: you might be right, let's do that
- Perf team: *wtf???*
*we run the same tests, we get the same results*
- DBA2: I see, so GP2 is a no-go.
- Perf team: *you think....? How did that thought never cross our minds, we wonder...*

## 1 year ago
*DBA manager left; new one was hired*
- MGMT_dba2: We are using IO1 storage type. What if we used GP2?
- ........

Should we even bother bringing up the history.....?

Comments
  • 6
    Just say that tests have been run every year for the past 5 years and that in your usage case all the previous tests have indisputably proven that switching over would not improve anything.
  • 6
    Tell them to run the tests. Or, as my keyboard tried to suggest, "Tell them to fuck off" 😂😂
  • 1
    @theKarlisK We can keep on telling this to everybody. Yet mgmt will still demand on seeing the fresh results themselves.

    IDK which is more pointless: arguing with them or running the same tests again and again, expecting different results...
  • 2
    @netikras then do the tests with the lowest priority, allocating the least attention. Or just take old reports and change the date.
  • 0
    Just automate the tests. Next hire and you're just hitting a button.
  • 1
    @theKarlisK ++.
    Also - never say you already did something to a new manager - just say tests will take X effort, and then take a soft vacation.
  • 3
    Good news, you can now do the same thing all over again with GP3!
  • 1
    @AlmondSauce yeah, except mgmt doesn't want gp3, as it's too new and not tested enough.

    Yeah, the irony
  • 1
    @netikras But think of the Sarcastic Potential!

    Also, the children!
  • 0
    Isn't it a general practice to document your tests and results?
  • 0
    @vtag Yes, it is. Why?
  • 1
    @netikras I mean, what is the point of documentation if you will not review it to skip the tests that are already done.
  • 0
    @vtag that's why it's so frustrating :)
  • 0
    Tell them to run the test.
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