Thursday, April 05, 2018

Work Sojourn at the Chatfield State Park

The time had come to upgrade the drives on a NAS: Network Attached Storage device we use in the Denver Data Center for data backups.

Corporate finally came through and the drives had arrived.  The manufacturer told me (way over optimistically it turns out) that it should be about 6-8 hours between me putting in a newer and bigger capacity drive and when the device would be ready for the next one.

To avoid doing a 44 mile round trip each time I swapped a drive (12 drives to do in total), I elected to camp at nearby Chatfield State Park with Uma the URRV and only have an 8 mile round trip in between drive swaps.

So much for that plan, it took almost 80 hours between me inserting the first drive and it being ready for the next one.  Sigh.  It's going to take forever.

So, between working on there things out of the URRV (the park has wifi) though I had to boost it using the Ubiquity booster; I managed to get some pics of several sunsets and a couple of sunrises.

Even got some (don't be shocked) some minor hiking in.  The weather was that nice and warm.  The park itself has a lot of construction going on as they do infrastructure improvement so several areas were closed.  The rest was kind of flat and not very scenic except for a couple of spots.

Sunday, April 1, April Fools Day but no prank attempt by yours truly.

Pics taken at the Henronry Picnic Area


 Chatfield Reservoir




Sunrise on Monday, April 2.




Sunset on Monday April 2

 Pelican?

 More pics of the reservoir

April 3 Sunrise

View from the RV site in Loop D

April 4 Sunrise


April 4 Sunset, near the B and C Camp Loops






So, 4 days of camping, 1 drive swapped....the rest will involve 44 mile round trips I guess.  

6 comments:

RichardM said...

I had a similar experience with a Drobo that I used as a NAS device. Between the first and last drives took almost a month and that was only 4 drives. If there was a "next time" it would be faster to purchase a new unit and then replicate the data. But it looks like you found a nice place to stay...

Charlie6 said...

I had tried to get corporate to just buy an external disk tray that connected to the existing NAS....no go. Oh well, at least they pay mileage.

Trobairitz said...

While I don't understand the computer and drive lingo I did understand that it will be a huge pain in the butt to get them all swapped.

At least you camped at a lovely spot and captured some beautiful sunsets. And some hiking? Good for you Dom.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Trobairitz, the hiking was required to get to the right viewpoints at times....still, short distances are fine. My doctor says I need to exercise, so this fits the bill.

SonjaM said...

Thanks for putting in some hiking, Dom. The views were well worth it imho.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks SonjaM, not anywhere close to the distances covered by you or Roland but enough for me....