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Frank's Activity Log

11. Januar 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: January 13th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • NetWorker:
    • FSGen3 clones completed at 03:16. (43h 57m)
    • Disk clones completed at 07:19. (48h 11m)
    • Tape clones completed at 07:55. (48h 36m)
    • Reclaimed two tapes for the vaults.
    • Relabeling tapes that came back from vaults on Monday.
    • Repaired retention times of 26 save sets across 11 tapes.
    • Working on RFP
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • More work on ppolicy overlay removal
    • Remove email delivery for a departmental account per request.
  • Footprints:
    • Tracked down why a person is unable to report a PeopleSoft issue…

10. Januar 2017: Dienstag

Posted: January 11th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • NetWorker:
    • Reclaimed one tape for the vaults.
    • Repaired retention times of nine save sets across six tapes.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Experimenting with removal of ppolicy overlay.

9. Januar 2017: Montag

Posted: January 10th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Goals:

  • Backup Tape Vaulting.

Today’s Activities:

  • NetWorker:
    • Reclaimed three tapes for the vaults.
    • Repaired retention times of 53 save sets across ten tapes.
    • Drive *B9E5B reported code 6 at 07:16 on Saturday (1/7)
      and generated tape alerts in NetWorker’s logs.
    • COMIS clones completed at 16:31 on Saturday (1/7).
    • This week’s clone process started at 07:19.
    • COMIS clones completed at 08:09 (50 minutes).
    • Vaulting:
      • 217 tapes went to the vaults.
      • 256 tapes were returned from the vaults.

6. Januar 2017: Freitag

Posted: January 6th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Goals:

  • SecurID: License fiasco sorted.
  • LDAP->AD changes to support requests.

Today’s Activities:

  • NetWorker:
    • Reclaimed one tape for the vaults.
    • Repair retention times of 24 save sets across 9 tapes.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Cleaned up the ldapdb monitor added to daily db_stat check.
    • Bug discovered in dpdb.pm – fix: return 1 if nothing found to delete.
    • Added additional list of people to pretend should forward to med AD.
    • Updated LDAP->AD process to give more Grad Students access to software.
  • SecurID:
    • License zip file I downloaded yesterday, had another zip file inside it.
    • The second zip file has two xml files – I have to install both of those.

5. Januar 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: January 6th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Goals:

  • Qualstar RMA # 50516 – Replace tape drive
  • Nagios use of LDAP DB usage check.
  • SecurID: Get license fixed up.

Today’s Activities:

  • NetWorker:
    • Qualstar RMA # 50516:
      • Drive replaced.
      • NetWorker drive cleaning operations delayed reconfiguration activities.
    • Repaired retention times of 39 save sets across 13 tapes.
    • Cleaned up straggler SSIDs on several tapes.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Audit finds missing formerstudent realm account:
      • Uhoh… this should have been created yesterday and that failed
      • And… I missed that it had failed. /sigh
    • Added LDAP DB usage check to daily db_stat crontab entry.
    • Footprints issue 11269 – Updated LDAP entry with new information.
    • Footprints issue 8501 – another round of why doesn’t it work.
  • SecurID:
    • Got the new license file.
    • Tried to install… OUCH! It is not complete! ABORT!!!
    • Found backup of previous license – so not dead in the water! WHEW!!!
    • RSA Contacted to find out WTF is going on.

4. Januar 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: January 5th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Goals:

  • RSA SecurID License updated.
  • RSA SecurID Support renewed.
  • LDAP DB usage check.

Today’s Activities:

  • NetWorker:
    • Reclaimed one tape for the vaults.
    • Repaired retention times of 117 save sets across 11 tapes.
    • Replacement tape drive received (RMA # 50516).
    • New cleaning cartridges received.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • HR corrects SSN – now we have a duplication… get IAM to pick one
    • Updated tele feed, it hates the international prefix on phone numbers.
    • Nagios check for LDAP DB usage written and tested – selinux issues.
      • Lots of incremental changes to the nrpe.te to finally get it to work.
      • Next question – off to OpenLDAP to see if there is any issue with mdb_stat
        being run too frequently and causing issues with the slapd itself.
    • Changed password for former student entry, manually.
    • Referee discussion via footprints about how VPNs work.
  • RSA SecurID Support Renewal/License:
    • Got the user reduction reversed – it didn’t save any money

3. Januar 2017: Dienstag

Posted: January 4th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Goals:

  • RSA SecurID License updated.
  • LDAP DB usage check.

Today’s Activities:

  • RSA SecurID Support/License:
    • Retrieved new license file – it won’t install – wrong Stack Number.
    • Round 2: 470 licenses is more expensive than 525 – renegotiate.
  • NetWorker:
    • Repaired retention times of one save set on one tape.
    • Clones started.
    • Tape clones complete at 11:45 (3h51m)
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No issues with the updates over the Holiday Break.
  • Disable /etc/cron.daily/yum on RPM build machines – cf-engine conflict.
  • Clean up LDAP entry of account that was compromised when it was purged.

22. Dezember 2016: Donnerstag

Posted: December 22nd, 2016 by fcs

Today’s Goals:

  • RSA SecurID Maintenance Renewal
  • Refine Backup Futures RFP documentation
  • Common config for scsi adapters on all LDAP replicas
  • BREAK NOTHING!

Today’s Activities:

  • LDAP servers got out of sync between 23:00 and 23:30 yesterday:
    • Due to the large number of removed students and semester change,
      the nightly role based group update job was fast and furious.
  • RSA SecurID Maintenance Renewal:
    • Gathering usage documentation for RSA SecurID contract.
    • Reducing number of users takes time. Ugh.
    • Will not be renewed before it lapses – oh well…
  • Replaced the tape library cleaning cartridge – last one installed.
  • Repaired retention times of 20 save sets across four tapes.
  • Added eDiscovery requirements to RFP doc
  • Remainder of LDAP replica servers upgraded to better scsi adapters.

21. Dezember 2016: Mittwoch

Posted: December 22nd, 2016 by fcs

Today’s Goals:

  • RSA Securid Maintenance Renewal
  • Backup Futures RFP documentation – Done

Today’s Activities:

  • Found the match for the one update in the “look aside” and
    set up the LDAP entry to resolve the problem tonight.
  • Repaired retention times of 81 save sets across 15 tapes.
  • Ran new BANNER feed test through the paces – hmmm – significant?
  • Backup Futures meeting – UGH.
  • FSGen3 clones completed at 11:15 (1d 21h 34m).
  • Fixed a VPN group that was not set correctly.

20. Dezember 2016: Dienstag

Posted: December 21st, 2016 by fcs

Today’s Goals:

  • Add CellPhone data to employees – Done.

Today’s Activities:

  • New employee needs manual attention. Found and set up to resolve.
  • Repaired retention times of 16 save sets across 12 tapes.
  • Added a new “lucky” client to the list of ones to fix when starting NetWorker.
  • Added cell phone data to 519 employees that needed it.
  • New Retirees list from HR.
  • Research email alias issue for IAM.
  • DISK Clones completed at 09:17 (19:36).
  • Restarted the production MMR ldap servers – missed the updated slapd config files yesterday
  • Dealing with RSA support contract…
  • LDAP CF Engine updates to merge up to Master.
  • OSP purge went quite well.
  • Hung out and chatted while the Network maintenance was done.
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