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25. August 2016: Donnerstag

Posted: August 26th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: Three new issues (again)
  • Accounts: No issues
  • Issues:
    • PS: Another one that could be a student, but the SSN is one digit different. Asking HR.
    • PS: New Student Employee (x2): found – merged.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • One windows client not responding. A Windows crew says they shut it off, permanently.
  • Clones:
    • Restarted FSGen3 clones at 06:33.
  • Tapes:
    • Repaired retention times on five savesets across three tapes.
  • Issues:
    • Qualstar RMA # 50347: Drive 1310234952 SCD 5:
      • Drive ships today – replace Friday.
    • NetWorker – drive 1310286955 reports wrong WWNN/Serial ???
      • Disabled the drive (NW put it in service).
      • Verified the WWNN/Serial that NW said was reported – is working.
      • Verified drive 1310286955 is working from OS.
      • Enabled the drive.
      • NMC test – mount tape volume – worked.
      • Assumption – NW went bonkers at 22:04:40 yesterday – for some period of time. :/

24. August 2016: Mittwoch

Posted: August 25th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: Three new issues
  • Accounts: No issues
  • Issues:
    • SIS: new “faculty” wrong name. Checking with registrar. Registrar concurs – merged.
    • PS: New Graduate Student employee – found merged.
    • PS: New Graduate Student employee – SSN does not match… could be typo… checking.
  • Development:
    • Created skunkbear to become the new wolverine.

Backups:

  • Save Groups: No issues.
  • Clones:
    • DISK completed at 19:38 yesterday.
    • FSGen3 aborted at 15:26 (to allow failed fan replacement).
  • Tapes:
    • Fixed retention times on 94 savesets across six (6) tapes.
  • Issues:
    • Qualstar RMA # 50342:
      • FAN0 failed again at 9:34am. UhOh!
      • replacement fan arrived at 10am – UPS
      • Replaced fan between 6:00 and 6:30pm
      • Drive 1310234952 powered up with code 5.

23. August 2016: Dienstag

Posted: August 24th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: Two issues
  • Accounts: No issues
  • Issues:
    • OSP name change did not work out:
      • I had updated the LDAP entry to make it work, but it collided with PeopleSoft’s saved netid list.
      • Put the NetID back to the old value and rerun did the work.
    • PS new faculty, new name:
      • Enough matches it is the same one. Set up for it to work tonight.
  • Development:
    • Updated remove_account to nuke group memberships as well.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • One client was replaced yesterday and the NetWorker software not installed – fixed.
    • One client fell victim of the database problem – fixed.
  • Clones:
    • Started at 11:27
    • COMIS completed at 12:23
    • TAPE completed at 15:32
  • Tapes:
    • Reclaimed 3 tapes for the vaults.
    • Fix retention times on 13 savesets across five (5) tapes.
  • Issues:
    • Tape Drive *49c93 vs tape 110183L4:
      • Qualstar is not buying that the drive has failed this time.
      • Rebooted – back in service – watch like a hawk.
    • XLS fan0 failed:
      • Qualstar has issued RMA # 50342.
      • Fan0 is working today… but I don’t trust it.
      • New fan will arrive tomorrow.

22. August 2016: Montag

Posted: August 23rd, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No issues.
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Development:
    • Set up “ldaprw” backup client.
    • Released new way of dealing with look aside to production.

Backups:

  • Backup Maintenance Day:
    • Replaced air filters in XLS
    • 7979’s (3650’s) do not seem to have any way of actually performing firmware updates anymore. Every method IBM has had is now broken. Ugh.
    • Discovered bujbodv1 had no vmware tools – installed open-vm-tools.
    • Harriet was in the same situation, but installed the VMware client tools (RHEL6).
  • Save Groups: No issues!
  • Clones:
  • Tapes:
    • Fixed retention times on 33 save sets across 12 tapes.
    • Reclaimed nine (9) tapes for the vaults.
  • Issues:
    • 3650’s have no way of doing firmware updates. Ignore them?
    • Possible failed drive *49c93 – need to verify tape 110183L4 is not bad.
    • Qualstar: XLS reports CPU fan failed.

21. August 2016: Sonntag

Posted: August 22nd, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Development:
    • primary directory service given a VIP to move among the servers.

19. August 2016: Freitag

Posted: August 22nd, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: One new issue.
  • Accounts: No issues
  • Issues:
    • New Student Employee — found, did what needs doing.
  • Development:
    • Refining the refactored code.
    • This is complex enough that it needs run in test long enough to find the edges.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • One client seems to have gone bye-bye. Checking. Confirmed – decom it.
  • Tapes:
    • Repaired retention times on 14 SSIDs from 8 tapes.
  • Development:
    • Preparing firmware updates for Monday.

18. August 2016: Donnerstag

Posted: August 19th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: Banner changed semesters, and we got two issues
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Issues:
    • New employee – found student side and set up to merge.
    • BCA – still hanging out there.
  • Development:
    • Refactoring the way the Look Aside (or ReDoList) entries are handled.
    • After much testing and tweaking – put the new code on the test system.

Backups:

  • Save Groups: No failures to report.
  • Clones: All done for the week.
  • Tapes:
    • Fixed retention times on 13 savesets across 7 tapes.

17. August 2016: Mittwoch

Posted: August 18th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: Three issues remain.
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Issues:
    • Non-Authoritative PS: Found student and merged.
    • One-Item mismatch PS: Think I found the former student, verifying
    • Possible duplication from SIS: waiting for update
  • Development:

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • COMIS Onsite pool ran out of tapes, which caused some failures.
  • Clones:
    • FSGen3 clones finished at 02:12.
    • Clones done for the week.
  • Tapes:
    • Fixed retention on 19 SSIDs across 4 tapes.
    • COMIS Onsite pool ran out of tapes. Relabeled the 47 tapes from “UVM Email Tape” pool and they took 3 more from the scratch pool to stay afloat.

16. August 2016: Dienstag

Posted: August 17th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: Four new issues in the update last night
  • Accounts: No issues
  • Issues:
    • Account Management – UGH!
    • PS – two student employees – found, merged.
    • PS – New staff – probably former student – asking for confirmation.
    • OSP – a probable former student – confirmed with OSP – set up to merge.
  • Development:
    • Account Managment Process:
      • Modified the process to just log LOCKED1 and PURGED entries.
      • Wrote new process for rottweiler to actually LOCK/PURGE as many as it can until 7:15pm
    • TandPS wants first names to be no more than 32 characters — fine.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • One client not talking. Must be something wrong.
  • Clones:
    • All but tape, still running.
    • Disk clones finished at 11:38
    • COMIS clones finished at 12:11
  • Tapes:
    • Fix the retention times for 67 ssids on 32 tapes.
    • Move 40 more tapes into the Scratch pool.

15. August 2016: Montag

Posted: August 16th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: Two issues…
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Issues:
    • Student Employee: Found and merged.
    • And.. the duplicate from last week – waiting for banner fix.
    • Ugh – monthly purge is finally sunk by using ssh to manage exchange.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • COMIS MED23 groups failed – when VSS shadow copies were purged.
    • ldap11 was shutdown and backup client was not terminated.
  • Clones:
    • Clones started at 07:56
    • Tape clones finished at 14:55
  • Tapes:
    • Reclaimed 7 tapes for the vaults.
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