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28. Juli 2016: Donnerstag

Posted: July 29th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No issues.
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Development:
    • Upgrade carcajou to 2.4.44-13

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
  • Clones: DISK finished at 07:08 today. All done for the week.
  • Tapes:
    • Moved 40 more into the Scratch pool.
    • Fix the 1274 SSIDs on the 219 tapes with long retentions:
      • But these are more messed up than normal – browse time is FUBAR too!
        • Re-wrote it to add 90 days to creation date if browse and retention are the same.
        • And it fixed 127 tapes with 570 SSIDs that were wonky.
  • Issues:
    • Qualstar RMA # 50299: Tape drive arrived.
  • Development:
    • Meet with vendor/sales rep about Tape Library upgrade project.

27. Juli 2016: Mittwoch

Posted: July 28th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: One new issue
  • Accounts: No issues
  • Issues:
    • Wrong surname in single item match
      • I suspect a typo. Checking with the Registrar’s office for confirmation.
      • Registrar confirms a typo, it is corrected. I have merged the data.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
  • Clones:
    • COMIS clones finished at 21:41 last night.
    • FSGen3 clones finished at 12:44 today.
  • Tapes: Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
  • Issues:
    • Drive 1310275088 (*a0098) /dev/nst1 on sn2: many short writes. Qualstar RMA # 50299
  • Development:
    • Tape Library Upgrade planning: Ironing out some wrinkles…

Footprints:

  • Simple request to admin causes 30 minutes of no outgoing email. UGH!

26. Juli 2016: Dienstag

Posted: July 27th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No new issues
  • Accounts: No new issues
  • Issues:
    • RHEL7 performance:
      • While the numbers are still different, it seems that RHEL7 works fine
      • XFS vs EXT4 does not seem to make any difference
      • journald changes don’t seem to make any difference either, but why not!
    • Development:
      • 2.4.44-uvm-13: ITS 8432 patch, LOCAL6 syslog facility (change from LOCAL4)
      • Installed on ldap7* systems for testing.

    Backups:

    • Save Groups:
      • I think we finally have cedar so it will back up tonight!
      • Those two manual saves that were started yesterday for COMIS are still going.
    • Clones:
      • Tape clones finished at 17:08 yesterday.
    • Tapes: Moved 40 more tapes into Scratch pool.

    Audit:

    • Upload draft answers for NS-1, NS-2, NS-3, NS-5, NS-7, NS-14, and DCO-2 (system side)

25. Juli 2016: Montag

Posted: July 26th, 2016 by fcs

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • The COMIS datastore VSS error 0x80042306 errors are back!
    • Odd network error caused two COMIS groups to fail – manually running fulls to get them done.
  • Clones: Started.
  • Tapes:
    • Reclaimed seven (7) tapes for the vaults.
  • Issues:
    • Discovered stornode5 is not monitoring nsrmmd – fixed that.
    • Qualstar RMA # 50292: Tech showed up and replaced the part.
    • Discovered stornode5 and stornode9 are not monitoring Staging Stopped – fixed that.
  • Development:

Audit:

  • Gathering information

23. Juli 2016: Samstag

Posted: July 25th, 2016 by fcs

Backups:

  • Clones: Tape finished at 02:52
  • Tapes: Ejected the eight that failed relabeling, opened the R/W tabs, and labeled them.

22. Juli 2016: Freitag

Posted: July 25th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: Two issues – resolved them
  • Accounts: No issues

Backups:

  • Save Groups: No issues
  • Clones: Tape clones chug along
  • Tapes:
    • Took 162 tapes to vaults.
    • Brought 168 tapes back from vaults.
    • Relabeled the 168.
    • Got eight errors…probably lock tabs in the wrong position
  • Issues:
    • Qualstar RMA # 50292: Tech finally called – scheduled for Monday at 08:30.
  • Development:

21. Juli 2016: Donnerstag

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No issues.
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Issues:
    • RHEL7 Performance:
      • Waiting another day to see how well the load is balanced now.
  • Development:
    • Added check_tcp6 nagios check command.
    • Added LDAP_BLESSED_IPv6 check using check_tcp6.
    • Convert Nagios Checks to use $_HOSTV6ADDRESS$ instead of $HOSTNAME$
      to make certain it hits the IPv6 address for the host.

Backups:

  • Save Groups: No issues.
  • Clones:
    • TAPE: working on the last 6TB of 8 of 9.
  • Tapes:
    • Ejecting 162 full tapes for vaults.
  • Issues:
    • RMA # 50292: Another damper gear shattered.
      • Replacement gear and tech being dispatched.
  • Development:
      Waiting for tape clones to complete before adding FSGen3 clone rules.

20. Juli 2016: Mittwoch

Posted: July 21st, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No issues.
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Issues:
    • RHEL7 Performance:
      • EXT4 and systemd-journald changes show no improvement at all.
      • Discovered that the F5 load balancers have removed the three RHEL7 boxes because nginx was only doing IPv4.
      • Changed the nginx.conf by adding “listen [::]:_port_” to get it to listen on IPv4 and IPv6!
  • Projects:
    • Abandoned Departmental Accounts:
      • One ore crawls out of the woodwork – that makes four.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • No problems with last night’s backups.
    • Changing FSGen3 backups to go to AFTD.
  • Clones: Tape still chugging
  • Development:
    • Updating staging/cloning/reporting to get new AFTDs on 5 & 9

19. Juli 2016: Dienstag

Posted: July 20th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No issues
  • Accounts: No issues
  • Issues:
    • RHEL7 Performance:
      • Convert LDAPDB filesystems to EXT4 – snowyowl, no real change, yet.
      • Customize systemd-journald options – pacarana, no real change, yet.
    • Duplicate Account: Did the adduser, merge, purge, stub plan
  • Projects:
    • Abandoned Departmental Accounts:
      • Working with IAM to reactivate the ones crawling out of the woodwork.
      • Three reactivated.
      • One needs email and one justifies a MySQL account

Backups:

  • Save Groups: One failure due to stupid alias problem – fixed, reran.
  • Clones:
    • Started at 07:24
    • COMIS completed at 11:31
    • DISK completed at 15:22
  • Tapes: Moved 40 tapes into Scratch
  • Development:
    • Setting up bujbodv1 to hold bootstrap clones in remote datacenter.

18. Juli 2016: Montag

Posted: July 19th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: One issue Friday night, student employee – found, merged.
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Issues:
    • RHEL7 performance…
      • Convert LDAPDB filesystem to EXT4 – snowyowl @0700
      • Customize systemd-journald options – pacarana @0725
    • Projects:
      • Abandoned Departmental Accounts:
        • Perform new audit on purge candidate accounts.
        • Locked 943 accounts.
        • When should they be purged?

    Backups:

    • Save Groups:
      • No failures over the weekend.
      • One long running (slow traffic) killed for today’s maintenance.
    • Tapes: Reclaimed one for the vaults.
    • Projects:
      • bujbodv1 – nrpe is not working???
      • disk for FSxx backups
    • Backup Maintenance: DONE!
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