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29. September 2016: Donnerstag

Posted: September 30th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP:
    • No issues in the update.
  • Accounts:
    • No issues in the update.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Two groups failed because of machines that were powered off yesterday.
    • One group from the weekend continues to crawl along.
  • Clones: Skipping for this week…
  • Tapes:
    • Replaced cleaning cartridge. Three left.
    • Repaired retention times on 37 save sets across six tapes.

General:

  • Upgrade more virtual hardware:
    • rh7-build broke – loop mount of iso image that no longer exists. Ouch!

28. September 2016: Mittwoch

Posted: September 29th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP: No issues.
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Issues:
    • /var/log is too small on replicas — enlarged by 50% to cope.
  • Development:
    • Updated the *_ldap.sh scripts on everybody!
    • Upgraded VMware hardware on everybody other than the running primary.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Three groups from last weekend, still crawling along to completion.
    • Two clients (both same system) failed – nsrexecd had died – restarted, backed up
  • Clones: Not today 🙁

General:

  • Upgrading virtual hardware on virtual servers in the new vSphere.

27. September 2016: Dienstag

Posted: September 28th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP:
    • Two new issues in the look aside buffer.
    • PS: Student employee: Found. Set to resolve.
    • PS: New employee – former student? – HR confirmed match – set to resolve.
    • PS: New employee – former student? – HR confirmed match – set to resolve.
    • PS: Updated SSN – BOING DUPLICATE ACCOUNT! Asked IAM to do the leg work.
  • Accounts:
    • No issues in update.
    • Asked IAM to deal with duplication from LDAP updates.
      • They did. I merged per their direction and locked the old account.
    • Issues:
      • Carcajou’s issues:
        • Might be related to skunkbear being bound up!
        • ITS 8432 is the root. Because there are more than two in the MMR group.
        • Removed skunkbear from the group
        • onward…

      Backups:

      • Save Groups:
        • All four still running from the weekend.
        • Repaired retention times on 62 save sets across 5 tapes.
      • Tapes:
        • Reclaimed two (2) tapes for the vaults.
        • Repaired Retention Times on 62 save sets across 5 tapes.
      • Development:
        • More perusal of the NSR 9 documents
        • Generating more input to vendors for quotes

    26. September 2016: Montag

    Posted: September 27th, 2016 by fcs

    LDAP/IdM:

    • LDAP:
      • Carrying five issues in the look aside buffer.
      • Found matches for three and set them up to resolve tonight.
    • Accounts:
      • No issues with the updates for the past four days.
      • Updated a departmental account that has been reactivated – no email
    • Issues:
      • Banner changed the uvmSICollege value that I depend on,
        have to update the daily COM GAL code.
      • Carcajou again 100% cpu and not processing syncrepl from primary during
        the nightly update. Restarted slapd, which immediately cleared the problem.

    Backups:

    • Save Groups:
      • Four weekend groups still running.
    • Clones: – Waiting for three of the weekend jobs to finish –
    • Tapes:
      • Repaired retention times on 158 save sets across 41 tapes.
    • Development:
      • Reviewed options going forward

    Footprints:

    • Update email for project admin on project 43 per request.

    25. September 2016: Sonntag

    Posted: September 26th, 2016 by fcs

    LDAP/IdM:

    • Issues:
      • “Check_MMR” on carcajou – critical
        • Contacted at 10pm by on-call.
        • First fear was that it was the syncrepl loop bug.
        • Dumped both members of the MMR and that was not the case.
        • Compared the two dumped databases and found that carcajou was behind.
        • Restarted carcajou’s slapd service and it cleared itself.

    22. September 2016: Donnerstag

    Posted: September 26th, 2016 by fcs

    LDAP/IdM:

    • LDAP:
      • One new issue in the nightly update.
    • Accounts:
      • No issues in the over-night updates.
      • Updated permissions as requested by IAM on zebra for an account.
    • Issues:
      • PS: non-auth entry: found, set up for resolution tonight.
      • replicant log disk size is too small.

    Backups:

    • Save Groups:
    • Clones: – NA –
    • Tapes:
      • Repaired retention times of 12 save sets across 5 tapes.
    • Issues:
      • Qualstar: Drive *4f810 – SCD 6
        • Looking at the nsr_render_log for TapeAlerts related to this drive:
          • It requested cleaning Tuesday afternoon.
          • NetWorker ignored that until the week was up this morning.
      • Development:
        • Purge: force –dryrun on ldap7rw
        • Stale Groups: Convert to mustache template for mail message

      General:

      • Broken Directory App:
        • Spent time and finally got a way to hit a debug version
        • Sadly – it fails differently.

    21. September 2016: Mittwoch

    Posted: September 22nd, 2016 by fcs

    LDAP/IdM:

    • Nightly Update: No new issues.
    • Accounts: No issues.
    • Issues:
      • replica log disk is too small.
    • Development:
      • purge: convert to mustache templates.

    Backups:

    • Save Groups:
      • one client moved to a new network and the firewall blocked it. Fixed.
      • one client has changed its IP address and DNS is broken. Reported.
    • Clones:
      • FSGen3 finished at 0815.
      • Clones all finished for this week.
    • Tapes:
      • Repaired retention times on 75 save sets across seven tapes.
    • Issues:
      • Tape *4F810 (1310021951) SCD A — less than a week in service!
        • Qualstar says the drive does not actually report any problem.
        • Rebooted the drive – back into service.
        • Monitor for the next failure.

    20. September 2016: Dienstag

    Posted: September 21st, 2016 by fcs

    LDAP/IdM:

    • Nightly Update: No new issues
    • Accounts: No issues
    • Issues:
      • LDAP->AD has a new failure mode
        • insufficient rights to move things into ou=people
    • Development:
      • branch catcard_input: error on line 804 — fixed?
      • CFEngine – pulled in the accumulated fixes from upstream.
      • remove_account – updated for child entries in AD.
    • Support:
      • Removed the ldap11 (old RHEL6 test replica) virtual system.

    Backups:

    • Save Groups:
      • survey system changed names.
      • med08 had issues.
    • Clones:
    • Tapes:
      • Repaired retention times of 18 save sets across 9 tapes.

    19. September 2016: Montag

    Posted: September 20th, 2016 by fcs

    LDAP/IdM:

    • Nightly Update:
      • Several failed matches that were able to be manually found.
    • Accounts:
      • No issues in the Nightly Update.
    • Issues:
      • Still trouble with three accounts in AD that refuse to delete.
    • Development:
      • branch Expired: Update automatedpurge.pl to allow a quitting time to be specified.
      • branch catcard_input: Update dev_ldap_update to handle catcard disabled flag.

    Backups:

    • Save Groups:
      • Just the usual COMIS group that is still running.
    • Clones:
      • Started at 6:54
      • COMIS finished at 9:07
      • TAPE finished at 13:13
      • DISK finished at 16:06
    • Tapes:
      • Reclaimed three (3) tapes for the vault.
      • Repaired retention times on 74 save sets across 36 tapes.

    15. September 2016: Donnerstag

    Posted: September 16th, 2016 by fcs

    LDAP/IdM:

    • Nightly Update:
      • PS: new faculty – wrong last name – found, set to resolve.
      • PS: new AOE – Very different last name – found – asking HR for clarification.
    • Issues:
      • Monthly Auto-Purge ran long and caused all kinds of troubles with
        the nightly update. Eventually got it ironed out.

    Backups:

    • Save Groups: No issues.
    • Clones: All done for the week.
    • Tapes:
      • Put 40 tapes into the Scratch pool.
      • Repaired retention times on 12 save sets across 5 tapes.
    • Issues:
      • Qualstar RMA # 50372:
        • Tape Drive *89f68 has failed. Replacement is here.
        • Performed the Replacement Procedure.
    • Development:
      • Building spreadsheet of backup requirements

    General:

    • Set up entries for zebra and a consultant
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