Oh so close

Attempted the CommVault Specialist exams available in the last 2 days and unfortunately failed to pass by 1-2 questions between the two of them. Oh well guess I need to do some serious review.

I ended up doing one of them without having done the course and/or seen the material. So based it purely on my experience of the product for the last 2+ months, which I thought was not bad considering I failed to pass by only 2 questions.

Anyways, I will hit them again soon, once I have done some more revision.

Looking forward

Have come to realise that you need to always be looking forward, even if it’s just 2-3 steps. If you do this and set goals you can do anything.

Looking back it’s hard to believe some of the goals I set back in early 2010 happened. It still seems a bit unreal, however here I am over a year later with those goals achieved. It all started with the completion of the Microsoft Vista exam and finished with the last exam for the MCITP: Virtualization Administrator 2008 R2.

Having just completed the certification exams for work, I have a sudden interest to attempt a few more things. I still wish to do the RHCE, and might have to wait until I can get work to commit too it. I’ll review this again later in the year, and may go at it on my own if you can do the exam still without the training course attendance. In the meantime will be booking and attempting some LPI1 certification track. Will book the first of the 2 exams to complete it shortly.

Stay tuned..


CommVault Simpana 9.0 Oracle Duplicate restore success

Finally, got it to work. Will post a tutorial on what I did to perform it. I have been able to do a restore to a new instance on the same host as the original instance that was backed up using a selective online full. The auxiliary instance I restored to is not known to CommCell Console.

Will post more details in the next few days, and will also attempt the same restore when the instance is already known to CommCell Console.

Not to mention perform on Linux to Linux too. Which would be similar to any other Unix to Unix platform.

CommVault Simpana 9.0 Oracle Duplicate restore

All I am trying to do is a simple restore from one instance to a new instance, and just can’t seem to get it.

I have followed various documents, resolved various problems along the way. Yet it still won’t work. It shouldn’t seriously be this difficult. As I am doing it on the same host which happens to be Windows.

I could pull out my hair and seriously throw the machine across the room. I know I am close, I guess I need to stick at it.


PS. When I do, I will document it in a more simple baby steps type way so anyone can follow it.

CommVault Certified Support

Completed my CommVault Certified Support certification exam today. Decided to take a stab at it and passed easily enough.

This concludes the 3 core certifications. Will now start to revise the 2 specialist ones and attempt these soonish.

Hope to start doing some RHCE revision, as I am borrowing the course book from a friend who recently went on the course.