Archive for the ‘COMPUTER DISASTER RECOVERY’ Category

Computer Disaster Recovery Progress

July 3, 2013

A little over a month ago (in May), my XP Windows based computer
failed. I replaced it with a Professional Windows 7 based machine. Many
of the software packages (Visual Studio.net for example) were not
upward compatible.

The purpose of this blog is to report the recovery process. Of
particular important is to obtain Open Source, free software packages
to replace those that were not upward compatible. In addition,
applications that have both Windows and Linux versions will be
preferentially considered.

WEDNESDAY: 2013/07/03

STATUS: The recommended HTML editor was not available for my version of
Linux.

RESULTS: I found a HTML editor on my Web Site Control system that seem
to be capable of handling the immediate web-site update process.  I
checked it on my Linux machine. I expect that it will be equally
functional on the Windows machine.

NEXT TASK: No further action is needed in obtaining a HTML editor at
this time. I should probably restart my Programmable Software
Development Environment web-site development project in the near future.

Computer Disaster Recovery Progress

July 2, 2013

A little over a month ago (in May), my XP Windows based computer
failed. I replaced it with a Professional Windows 7 based machine. Many
of the software packages (Visual Studio.net for example) were not
upward compatible.

The purpose of this blog is to report the recovery process. Of
particular important is to obtain Open Source, free software packages
to replace those that were not upward compatible. In addition,
applications that have both Windows and Linux versions will be
preferentially considered.

TUESDAY: 2013/07/02

STATUS: In anticipation of publishing the upgraded version of the
Programmable Software Development Environment, it will be necessary to
recover the ability of updating my web-site.

DETAIL: The web-site was maintained by Microsoft Front-Page which will
most likely not be upward compatible. This program is unnecessarily
difficult to use and I have a project for replacing it using the
Programmable Software Development Environment which I had put on hold.

RESULTS: I found all of the web-site files in my backup disks.  I also
have a recommendation of a portable HTML editor.

NEXT TASK: The next task is to examine and if appropriate, download the
recommended HTML editor. I will then be able to make the decision as to
whether I need to take my web-site project off of hold.

Computer Disastor Recovery — Progress Report

June 16, 2013

An updated  debug version of the Programmable Software Development  Environment is now functional.  The Open Watcom debugger appeared to be some-what limited, but it did help with the correction of errors in the new prime number generator.  The other error were found by my aggressive error detection software.

I attempted to install the Open Watcom software on my Linux machine.  I was unsuccessful.  Probably something that I should know but didn’t.In as much a I have a working development system on the Linux machine (the debugger is terrible but usable) I will discontinue the Open Watcom Linux installation process at this time.

I plan to restart upgrading the Programmable Software Development Environment to include the reading of very long lines.  This development process was halted when the Window’s machine died.  I will publish this system as a new version once this upgrade has been made and tested.

My next major recovery effort is to find and install a portable web-site development program.  I need to eliminate the need for Front Page.

Computer Disaster Recovery — Progress Report

June 15, 2013

Major Progress has been made.  The Programmable software Development Environment has been compiled and is read for the Open Watcom debugger.

Computer Disaster Recovery — Progress Report

June 14, 2013

Progress is still being made.

The redevelopment of the Programmable Software Development Environment (see website) using Open Watcom continues.  I have completed rebuilding all of the source files up to and including “precoper”.  The acid test will be the use of the Open Watcom debugger.

The next major recovery task will be to find a free, portable web-site development system

Computer Disaster Recovery Progress

June 11, 2013

The computer disaster recovery process is rapidly progressing.

Relative to the use of the Open Watcom development system, a small subroutine for handling the truncation warning has been implemented and appears to satisfy its purpose.  I still have some more source code upgrades; it is going quite rapidly.  Once I am able to use the Watcom debugger and verify proper explrpde operation, I will consider this activity an upgrade.  I do want try the Linux version of Open Watcom.

Computer Disaster Recovery Progress

June 7, 2013

The recovery process is progressing normally.

The new hardware seems to be functioning properly.

The accounting process is returning to normal.  It is important to note that Quick Books, although being a very convenient program, is not portable between Windows and Linux. Furthermore, the program developed for Windows XP might not migratable up to Windows 7 (I did not try it).  If you have two or more  machines, it is very important that your accounting program must be strictly portable between them.  Then if you have a machine failure, you will not experience any delays or problems with continuing with your book-keeping activities.  I am now using Open Office.

The new IDE seems to be functioning properly.  It seems to be a bit more fussy than Microsoft Visual Studio. Lots of warnings and some difficulties recognizing my Prime Number subsystem which was built with a different, experimental programmable software development tool.  It is time to eliminate these warnings and to redevelop the prime number subsystem using the current programmable software development tool.

At the present time, I do not know if I am making an upgrade to my Programming Software Development Environment, explrpde, or just recovering from a computer environment  I suspect that I might be improving it.

 

Computer Disaster Recovery Progress Report

June 5, 2013

Notice that this is a progress report, not a status report.  This is because progress has been made!

The development process has been re-established on the Hewlett Packard machine.  The original version of the PCG (See the download page of my website) has been successfully run on a revised project file of the explrpde update project.  Compiler errors have been detected in the resulting source; but these were expected.  There are slight differences between the Open Watcom development system and the original Visual Studio and I will proceed to correct them.

Computer Disastor Recovery Progress

June 4, 2013

Again my apologies for not getting back to a normal blog progress.  My recovery process is a bit messy and is requiring a significant amount of time.  Reporting my activity will be useful to others that need to prepare for such an event.

The new computer switching hardware (selecting which computer will be used) did not work and the purchase were returned to the store where they were purchased.  Fortunately, the old unit appears to be working. I am quite amazed; this unit is quite ancient.

The Open Watcom development package appears to functioning properly on the new computer.  Using it is still a bit of a challenge.  There are many questions that need to be answered; some will be done using its manuals, an experimental process will be used on the others.  More on this later.

Computer Disastor Recovery Status

June 4, 2013

Today was a very productive day.  The old computer selector switch worked all day.  The new machine had no real problems booting up.

I will probably have to change the computer selector switch soon.  I believe that I am now prepared to test my new computer selection switch.  Probably tomorrow.

I have found all of the files associated with my development tools.  I will probably attempt to use the compiler tomorrow.