Category: Computer


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My somewhat new computer

It’s been a few months since I bought and built my new computer and since I haven’t had the chance to brag about it yet, I decided to take this moment to skip straight to complaining about how it still isn’t good enough. just kidding, i think.

 

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IT Consulting – Custom Systems Builder
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NewEgg.com
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PriceWatch – Who Has the Lower Price?
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You might want to read the previous articles before proceeding:
Part 1Need a Quicker way to backup DacEasy Data?
Part 2Choosing what DacEasy files to backup

are not familiar with running batch files in windows, please consider an alternative.

Create a new folder on your C:\ drive called dacBackup

Copy the following code into a new file called “dacBackup.cmd” and save it in the same folder:

:: First, I create a temporary directory to copy the data to.
md c:\dacBackup\DacEasy
:: Copy each of the individual modules from
:: their working directories to the temporary directory.
(xcopy C:\DacEasy\bc\profiles\DacEasyCompany1 C:\dacBackup\DacEasy\bc\profiles\DacEasyCompany1 /I /E /V /Y
xcopy C:\DacEasy\ac\DacEasyCompany1 C:\dacBackup\DacEasy\ac\DacEasyCompany1 /I /E /V /Y
xcopy C:\DacEasy\py\DacEasyCompany1 C:\dacBackup\DacEasy\py\DacEasyCompany1 /I /E /V /Y
xcopy C:\DacEasy\bc\profiles\DacEasyCompany2 C:\dacBackup\DacEasy\bc\profiles\DacEasyCompany2 /I /E /V /Y
xcopy C:\DacEasy\ac\DacEasyCompany2 C:\dacBackup\DacEasy\ac\DacEasyCompany2 /I /E /V /Y
xcopy C:\DacEasy\py\DacEasyCompany2 C:\dacBackup\DacEasy\py\DacEasyCompany2 /I /E /V /Y
) > C:\dacBackup\dacCopy.log
:: By enclosing the XCOPY commands in parenthesis, I
:: can create a single log file of every command within
:: the group. This logfile is created and saved as
:: “C:\dacBackup\dacCopy.log”
@echo off
:: Set Variables
set Today=%Date:~4,2%-%Date:~7,2%-%Date:~10,4%
set fileName=DacBackup
set dDay=%Date:~0,3%
set BackupFolder=C:\dacBackup
set BackupFile=%BackupFolder%\%fileName%(%dDay%)Full.bkf
set JobName=%Today% DacEasy Backup
set Description=DacEasy Backup %Today%
:: Back up Files and Shares
C:\windows\system32\ntbackup.exe backup “C:\dacBackup\DacEasy” /n “DacEasy Backup %Today%” /d “%Description%” /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j “%JobName%” /f “%BackupFile%”
:: Removes temporary directory
rd /S /Q c:\dacBackup\DacEasy

If you have trouble trying to copy and paste the code above, I have also provided the script for download in 2 different compressed file formats (ZIP and RAR):

 

Blogging about the computers that I build for customers seems like the easiest way for me to keep track of each one. So whenever I sell a new custom built system, I will make a new post including the specs of the computer or server.
Custom Built Workstations (3):

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 2.13ghz (1066mhz FSB)
  • Memory: OCZ 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 (PC2-8500z 5-5-5-15 1066MHZ nVidia Sli Certified 240-PIN) w/Heat Spreader
  • Hard Drive: 160 GB SATA2 (NCQ)
  • CD/DVD Burner (CD-RW, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW)
  • Case with 450watt Power Supply
  • Logitech UltraX Media Keyboard
  • Microsoft Mouse Comfort 1000 Optical (USB)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Professional
  • Other Features:
    • Supports Intel Core 2 Duo / Pentium D Processor
    • Intel Graphic Media Accelerator950
    • Optimized Gigabit LAN connectivity
    • 8-channel Intel High Definition Audio
    • Integrated new generation SATA 3Gb/s interface:
      • 4 SATA2 (3 free ports)
      • 1 IDE port (2 connectors – 1 free)
    • Available Expansion Slots:
      • 1xPCI-E (X16)
      • 3xPCI
      • USB 2.0