Mar 19 Toyvax is ordered. Mar 22 Toyvax is delivered at the University of Arizona. Apr 20 Toyvax which came with VAX/VMS V5.4, upgraded to V5.4-2. Apr 30 Toyvax comes home to my apartment. May 11 Toyvax gets its RX23S 1.44MB floppy disk. Jun 6 Toyvax gets its HP LaserJet IIIp printer. Sep 22 Toyvax goes from 12MB to 16MB with addition of MS42-AB. Oct 4 Toyvax gets its RRD42 CD-ROM drive. Nov Toyvax gets its Hayes Optima 9600 Modem. Dialup setup. Nov 29 Toyvax upgraded to VMS V5.4-3.
Apr 8 Toyvax gets on the net with a 9600bps DECnet link. Aug 14 Toyvax upgraded to VMS A5.5 and then to V5.5-1. Oct 7 Toyvax moves to my new house and its current location after being up a record 54 days, 13 hours. Dec 10 Toyvax gets a new mouse to replace a broken puck mouse.
May 1 Toyvax's RZ24 SYSTEM disk crashed and the USER disk is used as both a system disk and user disk. Some data is lost since most recent backup is from Oct 7, 1992. System version back to VMS V5.5-1 from 5.5-2 before. Jun 8 Toyvax gets another RZ24 which becomes the SYSTEM disk. Jun 15 Toyvax upgraded to VMS V5.5-2 again. Jul 23 DECwindows Motif license is purchased for TOYVAX. Jul 31 Toyvax upgraded to OpenVMS V6.0 and DECwindows Motif V1.1. Nov 23 Toyvax up a record 86 days, 1 1/2 hours.
Jan 2 Toyvax gets an RZ25 disk. Upon installation, the RZ24 crashes. This time a backup was done immediately before. New RZ25 becomes SYSTEM disk. Feb 1 Toyvax gets its PUBLIC disk. Mar HP LaserJet IIIp upgraded from 1MB to 2MB for postscript. Apr 24 Toyvax goes from 16MB to 24MB with a MS42-BA (12MB) replacement for its MS42-AB (4MB). May 28 Toyvax upgraded to OpenVMS V6.1 and DECwindows Motif V1.2. Jul HP LaserJet IIIp gets upgraded with Postscript cartridge. Dec 10 Toyvax achives a record uptime of 107 days 4 1/2 hours.
Apr 11 Toyvax upgraded to DECwindows Motif V1.2-3. Jun 12 Toyvax gets its Microcom Deskporte FAST V.34 modem. Line speed increases to 19,200 bps. Jul 8 Toyvax upgraded to OpenVMS VAX V6.2 Jul 25 DECnet line back to 9600 bps due to serial port speed problems.
Mar 12 Toyvax uses slirp for internet connectivity at 19,200 bps. Mar 22 Toyvax's 5th annivarsary. Mar 28 Toyvax upgraded to OpenVMS VAX V7.0 May 18 Toyvax gets a 1080 Mbyte Seagate ST51080N disk to replace RZ25 as PUBLIC disk. Jun 4 Toyvax gets real internet connectivity at 19,200 bps, Toyvax's internet address is toyvax.Tucson.AZ.US Jul 13 Toyvax upgraded to DECwindows Motif V1.2-4. Aug 8 An HP35481 2GB DAT drive added. Sep 7 DDCMP problems solved, DECnet line at 19,200 bps. Nov 5 Toyvax's memory increased from 24 to 32MB with tradeout of MS42-KA (8MB) memory board for an MS42-CA (16MB) board.
Feb 7 Toyvax gets new SYSTEM disk, a 1.05 GB Digital RZ26L disk. Mar 27 Toyvax upgraded to OpenVMS VAX V7.1. Jul 31 A power outage stops Toyvax after being up a near record 102 days. Aug 14 A new APC Smart-UPS 1400VA is added to stop that from happening again. Nov 30 Toyvax beats its previous uptime record of 107 days.
Jan 8 An HP LaserJet 4000N becomes replacement for LaserJet IIIP after it brakes down for the third time in November. Apr 21 Toyvax reaches 250 days uptime. May 12 Toyvax crashes after having been up 270 days, 17 hours. Jul 13 Floppy drive and CompacTape drives switched. Floppy drive is now external DKB500: and CompacTape drive is now internal MKA500:. Sep 22 Toyvax connected to Internet via DSL.
Mar 7 A VAXstation 3100/76 joins the party, but not the cluster. Jul 2 HP JetStore 6000 4/8GB DAT drive replaces dead HP35481 drive.
Aug 7 Toyvax uptime reaches 1 year for the first time, up since August 7th, 1999. Aug 17 USER disk contents moved to another disk, a 3.58MB RZ74E, on another cluster member as it seemed to be getting flaky. Dec 19 Toyvax reaches 500 days uptime.
Jan 7 Serial port print queues for HP LaserJet 4000N moved back to Toyvax. Feb 17 Sony SDT-11000 DDS4 DAT drive added to cluster. Mar 22 TOYVAX reaches 10th anniversary. May 13 Toyvax and Junior were moved off their desk while all the furniture in the room was moved to California, they continued to run. However, in attempting a later adjustment, the VT220 terminal was dropped and the systems became unresponsive. Toyvax had to be rebooted after being up 643 days, 22 hours. The USER disk was moved to Toyvax. Jun 2 Toyvax is up after being down for 2 weeks after a storm caused a break on the console line causing a halt. A Boot command brought it back after someone was there to do it. Jun 4 Toyvax moved to California. Toyvax's Internet name eventually becomes toyvax.Glendale.CA.US Jul 15 Ethernet queues for HP LaserJet 4000N moved back to Toyvax. HP JetStore 6000 4/8GB DAT drive dead.
Aug 25 Toyvax's faulty TZ30 CompacTape drive gets replaced with a used one purchased from Ebay. Sep 14 Toyvax upgraded to OpenVMS VAX V7.2.
Jan 16 Toyvax's RRD42-DA replaced by RRD46-AA 12x CD-ROM in an RRD45-DA box. Jan 20 Toyvax upgraded to DECwindows Motif V1.2-5.