Category Archives: Technical

Identified A Critical System

Found a critical system that needs to be backed up. Found out the hard way. Luckily I was able to build a backup through memory. This evening a friend Ronzell was able to restart the machine. Doing backups now.

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Many Errands

Got so much I need to do and so much I want to do prior to going on vacation. Backups still rolling and now to make things worse my home monitoring system is going a little nuts.

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DR backup taking forever

I have been trying to backup my FreeNAS server for most of the day, the first big problem was the USB was not mounting. I finally figured it out, simply reset it and started fresh. But after a few hours … Continue reading

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Slowing Down At Work

I think I am over the work hump. Got an important milestone passed at work. Tomorrow I expect things to be chill. Still want to be at work early, so I can go home early. Did have an intense sharp … Continue reading

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Mod’d a connector

Had enough of trying to find a connector, I just mod’d one. Does the job, need one more, if I just could remove and change the position. Not sure what tool I need. To close to my trip to order … Continue reading

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Finally Got The Right Parts

Went to PC recyclers today and finally got some parts I can use. The easiest were some Dell drive caddys, apparently they are universal now. But the big hurrah was figuring out the power situation, I figured out all we … Continue reading

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Maddening Getting Right Parts

Two more things came in, the first was a large box which I thought was going to contain 8 caddies for my T410, it only had four. I can live with that for now, I simply have to ask the … Continue reading

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Dual CPU Up

The new T410 server has the CPUs with proper thermal compound on the two CPUs the system seems to work properly. Although it did err, I install a cert incorrectly now it wont boot to the GUI. Still, it is … Continue reading

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Secondary Server Up

Finally got my secondary server up where I will be running primarily Windows 10 machines. Got it on its final build, now just going through building the VMs Got my daughters video cards upgraded. An even got the new CPU … Continue reading

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Exhausting Drive To Canada

Long early drive to Canada and back. Yesterday put quite a bit of time on computers, still found a bit of time to log in remotely and continue the fix. Hopefully my plex media center will be back online in … Continue reading

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