The joys of consulting...
I feel your pain, brother.
See why I wanted to smack him with a salmon?
It's a single-file database. FAT32 cannot address files larger than 4GB. They have never pruned the DB and have had the installation for about 6 years. Result: Catastrophic Database Failure, and a healthy dose of the customer being ****ed at me.
Did I mention that they had not been doing regular backups?
My shift started at 11AM yesterday. Overtime kicked in at 8PM. I handed the call off at 630AM and then went to sleep for 6 hrs. There was 3 inches of snow that had come out of nowhere--it was 70F on Thursday. Came back into the office at 2pm and and we finally got them up and going, with a nicely pruned 1.5GB DB. Left at 6:30PM.
95% of my time on this issue was waiting for them to find someone and/or make a decision as to whether or not they were going to restore the 10 day old backup. WTF else were they going to do?