I recently bought an Intel Ivy i3 3225 processor, along with a few other items. Will expand on the other items towards the end of the post.
The reason for the purchase is I wished to build another machine for some lighter duties, as I had been using my nearly 2 year old Intel Sandy i5 2400 for such work, however since it’s primary role is for gaming, it tends to generate a bit of heat. It does after all have a GTX670 video card in it.
I did want to get one of the new low power processors, but the i3 3225 came up for a good price. Glad I purchased it as the machine when built is operating nicely, the processor with the on-board Intel HD 4000 video does everything I need.
- Asus P8H77-I Mini-ITX mainboard
- Corsair CMPSU-430CXv3 (430W power supply)
- Liteon IHAS124 DVD burner (cause optical drives are still handy to have)
- BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX case (in Fire Red)
- Microsoft Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
You have to give thanks where it is deserved.
I’d like to give a thanks to Arc Computers in Liverpool, who assisted me today with the swapping of a front case (and all associated cables/PCB’s) of a Fractal Design R3 Define case. My one had faulty USB ports, which I believe was due to the cable + PCB having issues. So they advised to bring it back in and they would swap it out. Sure enough they did today. And I am pleased to announce with it all installed back into my system, it’s working as expected.
Thanks, and will be happy to deal with them again in the future. Good prices and excellent service.
Was tinkering with VMware Workstation and when I was setting a Team found that the User Interface (UI) associated with aspects of teaming you cannot scale down smaller than a set limit. Which is somewhat annoying if you can’t fit the guests running with a reasonable resolution and still access them correctly.
See capture below;
VMware Workstation 7.1 Teaming UI annoyance
Purchased new bits to build an Intel i5 2400, as I wanted to get a reasonable good machine put together that will allow me to purchase and play battlefield3 when available in October.
Not only that it will allow me a bit more grunt for some of the virtual machines I been building to demonstrate CommVault Simpana features etc.
I am using an old Video card at the moment, but plan on spending the last $330 or so dollars on a ATI 6970 as they start to drop in price, probably in a months time (or two).
Got a few pictures of the bits and the case showing the cable routing I did to try and make things tidy. That way the only cables over the place will be the sata ones etc.
Completed both CommVault Specialist tracks yesterday. Disaster Recovery and Storage. I am sure I still have plenty to learn, so will continue to develop my knowledge and skills.
Logo for certification below.
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.
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.
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.
I should really follow my own advice sometimes, going to give the LPI certification stuff a go.
If anyone has had some recent experience in this, please let me know. Wouldn’t mind having a chat.
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.