And Saint IA raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, 'O Lord, bless this Thy hand grenade that, with it, Thou mayest blow Thine Budgets to tiny bits in Thy mercy.'

And the Lord did grin, and the Storage Gateway's did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and S3 buckets...

So just when you think you have had a good break and are going to see how much money people saved over December, diligently turning off their AWS resources they aint using whilst consuming vast amounts of alcohol to help them forget that they have work to get back to...

(rouge behaving backup process in Artifactory) + (storage gateway) + (share on S3 IA) === OMF wHaT!?!

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Lessons

  • if you didn't write the code - don't ever, ever, ever, EVER use IA behind storage gateway.
  • don't ever think, you can trust meat bags to respond to budget alert emails.
  • monitor the budget like a hawk, whether you are on holiday, sleeping or dead.