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We had a semi-regular issue with one system ...

... where the backup had to be launched from the system console, and required the date and time of the backup to be typed in. And if yesterdays date was entered then the backup would kick in immediately, no warning, and no way to abort short of a full system reset.

In the days before the Interwebs I had to teach myself RSTSE to write a decent script that took <enter> and <enter> to default to 'today' and '10pm'! The office peeps that were lumbered with the job of setting the backups loved this.

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