Over month ago OVH started offering “KS 2G” servers for 15 PLN per month. Like few other friends I decided to take it.
Waiting for new machine took nearly a month but finally got it. I had a small problem with a name for it. But as “KS 2G” is smaller than i5 where my previous system was hosted I decided to reuse name “malenstwo” (Roo from “Winnie the Pooh”) which before was attached to PandaBoard(s).
Copied data from previous server (named tygrysek due to Tiger), updated Ubuntu to 13.04 and started to migrate services. And today I moved last one and sent my Xen VM instance to shredder…
What changed? I have “bare metal” machine on which I can do experiments and do not have to worry about users of other Xen instances like it was before. Have native IPv6 address so sending backups to my home will be easier.
Somewhere in 2010/11 I decided to clean up mess of naming machines at home and decided to go with character names from “Winnie the Pooh” books (Polish edition). Today I got new developer board and had to spend a moment to get a name for it.
So “klapouchy” (Eyeore) will be new name for DragonBoard. Maybe not best one but most of the names are already taken:
- krzys (Christopher Robin) is my router (because Chris decides who can enter Hundred Acre Wood which is the name of my WiFi network)
- puchatek (Winnie the Pooh) is main desktop
- lumpek (Lumpy) is conference laptop (it was lucek before because it got Ubuntu Lucid as first system)
- gofer (Gopher) is Efika MX Smartbook
- krolik (Rabbit) is Samsung Chromebook
- malenstwo (Roo) is Pandaboard (there were malenstwo-a1 and malenstwo-ea1 when I had two boards)
- prosiaczek (Piglet) was MX53 Quickstart
- kangurzyca (Kanga) is my wife laptop (she chosen the name)
- sowa (Owl) is another router
- tygrysek (Tigger) is my VPS (at beginning it was up/down/up/down all the time)
So most of the names from books are already taken. There are also Disney movies which adds few new ones (like Gopher and Lumpy) and cartoons (which I am not fan of). In worst case one day I will start re-using names or add names from other story.
What I used before? Desktop was “home” or “hrw”, Dell laptop (now “kangurzyca”) was “maluch” (small) due to 12″ size, “lumpek” was “lucek” due to Ubuntu Lucid installed and rest was named by hardware name (which is a default in OpenEmbedded).
How you are naming your machines?
During UDS-Q I bought 3TB Seagate disk in USB 3.0 enclosure. Today I finally connected it to my desktop, formatted as ext4 and mounted.
I am surprised by speed of USB 3.0 – 147MB/s according to hdparm test is more than rest of my hard drives have. If technology will increase that way my SSD may became obsolete at time when another hdd will join my setup.
What for 2.73TB drive someone may ask. I plan to use it for backup of my machines.
When I moved my home machine to i7-2600K I realized out that Scythe Mugen 2 cpu cooler which I was using lacks elements to mount it on socket 1555 motherboard.
I looked at shops and found out that I need SCCSMG2-1156 (Scythe Mugen 2 mounting kit for Socket 1156/1155) as I have quite old version of cooler (then there was Rev. B released with support for all socket types). But then problem started — no one in Poland had them…
So I contacted Scythe directly and later after spending 10€ I got mounting kit delivered at Xmas Eve. Took me some days to find time to mount it.
First attempt ended with lot of curses, angry email to Scythe and stock cooler mounted again.
But I decided to not give up. Did some extra research and found this YouTube video where I saw that I mounted bolt screws wrong…
So I did another try. This time it fitted perfectly and I can enjoy silence.
Next step: replace new case fans with more quiet ones.