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Jun/14

Create RAM Disk In Windows

Overview One of the best investments (and performance boast) is to get an SSD drive which will speed up load times by a lot. There is, however an even fast technology which is RAM Disk. What Is RAM Disk? RAM … Continue reading

30

Dec/13

WD Black 2009 V.S WD Black 2013

A quick post to show the difference between 2 Western Digital Caviar Black drives with about 3-4 years and twice the capacity. The non-scientific results show only minor improvements on the read and random write. The read improvement is probably … Continue reading

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Nov/13

Continuous Local Backup

Overview Currently I have off site backup which occur usually on a monthly basis but had no solution for a daily or even weekly backup. Concept The idea of a daily or weekly backup was not new. It allowed for … Continue reading

19

Aug/13

Ubuntu 12.04 Disk Utility S.M.A.R.T

I was surprised to be greeted by an error dialogue notifying me of a potential issue with one of the HDD but also very grateful. Clicking on the Examine button opened up the Disk Utility program which is part of … Continue reading

3

Jun/13

Raspberry Pi Replace Home Server

Overview With the popularity of Raspberry Pi I wanted to investigate if it was possible to replace my 24×7 Linux server running at home. Whilst one Raspberry Pi will not replace a desktop computer, it may be possible to use … Continue reading

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Aug/12

Recover MySQL Data From Files

Overview The best way to backup and restore from MySQL is using Workbench or mysqldump however this may not be possible if the system is trashed but have HDD data in tact. As a last resort the files can be … Continue reading

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Jul/12

Mounting LVM Using Ubuntu Live CD

Overview My system died recently and I needed to access the data on the hard drives. I had two 1TB drives in a logical volume which I needed to pull data off of. Luckily the drivers were in tact. Live … Continue reading

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Feb/11

Waking Windows 7 Controller Error

It seems there’s an issue with my preferred method of separating home and windows partition on Windows 7. I use the Sleep function a lot rather than shutting it down over night. Most of the time it works but I … Continue reading