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23. Juni 2016: Donnerstag

Posted: June 24th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: Issues by the bushel.
  • Accounts: Nothing to report, sir.
  • Issues:
    • CatCard wants a different UUID.
      • Emailed CatCard to update their PATRON record.
    • Need a manual merge of multiple entries.
      • One is an ALUM who was purged a year ago – merged that one into the live one.
    • Discovered carcajou was misconfigured – fixed that.
    • Discovered the three ldap replicas are also misconfigured – will fix that tomorrow.
  • Development:
    • Still tweaking the personality.sh script…
    • Replaced the second and third ldap replica.

Backups:

  • Save Groups: No problems.
  • Clones: Tape clones aborted for network outage.

22. Juni 2016: Mittwoch

Posted: June 23rd, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: Issues, we gots issues!
  • Accounts: El zippo issues
  • Issues:
    • That duplicate account from yesterday is the manual merge needed of today.
    • PS changed another SSN and made yet another duplication visible too.
    • Fixed up the two LDAP entries so the things will work tonight.
  • Development:
    • Discovered one missing nagios check and ran the selinux cycle around until it started working.
  • Upgrades:
    • Replaced the first of the ldap replica systems with the new RHEL7 image.

Backups:

  • Save Groups: No issues.
  • Clones:
    • DISK clones finished at 22:13 yesterday.

21. Juni 2016: Dienstag

Posted: June 22nd, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: Two issues
  • Accounts: No issues
  • Issues:
    • CatCard identifies duplication: Asked Registrar and HR to figure it out.
    • OSP last name wrong – asked OSP to confirm
  • Development:
    • Cannot reproduce the problem with the empty consumer. Ugh!

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • med141 failed, as I was warned. Deleted it.
    • krnp – still failing – still waiting. Owner says kill it. Killed it.
    • kronos-dev – NetWorker restarted alias problem. Fixed it.
    • webfiles1 – NetWorker restarted alias problem. Fixed it.
  • Clones: Started – COMIS finished.
  • Issues:
    • Qualstar RMA # 50238: Tape drives arrived and were installed – all work.

20. Juni 2016: Montag

Posted: June 21st, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No issues!
  • Accounts: No Issues.
  • Issues:
    • For some reason the MMR pair (7p and 7q) are sending the auditContext attribute in the delta-syncrepl to 7r.
      • OpenLDAP developers say that is not supposed to happen.
      • It does not happen with Carcajou (1/2 production MMR).
      • Why???
    • Development:
      • Updated development daily update code to only list the real directories

    Backups:

    • Save Groups: One client still not working – waiting for input from owner
    • Issues:
      • Qualstar RMA # 50238 for the four tape drives.
    • Monthly Maintenance:
      • Start delayed by long running incremental.
      • Terminated incremental backup so could start work at 1pm.
      • Reboot of tape library failed four drives.
      • The three drives with the same WWN still have the same WWN.
      • Rebooted servers:
        • Stornode4 – missing 1 tape drive.
        • Stornode9 – missing 3 tape drives (out of four).

17. Juni 2016: Freitag

Posted: June 20th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No issues.
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Development:
    • Copied update history from wolverine to tayra.

Backups:

  • Save Groups: Three windows systems failed – VMware NIC fallout?
  • Clones: TAPE – finished at 23:52.
  • Issues:

FootPrints:

  • Auditing accounts used for email ingest – only one has files/webspace that is troubling.

16. Juni 2016: Donnerstag

Posted: June 17th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update:
    • There were code issues (workarounds created)
    • Minor issues really – base code worked well.
    • Migration to Tayra – a success on the whole.
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Issues:
    • Setting up bounce in Exchange can fail due to ambiguity…
      • Updated code to try to fix the ambiguity.
      • Talking with team about dealing with failures…
  • Development:
    • RHEL6 development box shutdown.
    • Fixed ownership of “cp -p” failure files.
    • Stopped feeds from getting to old server.

Backups:

  • Save Groups: No issues.
  • Clones: Tape has ~7TB left on 7 of 9.

15. Juni 2016: Mittwoch

Posted: June 16th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No issues.
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Issues:
    • Monthly Account Purge takes too long with Exchange (5 hours).
  • Development:
    • CFengine config updated for new world.
    • Nightly Update moved to Tayra.
      • cp -p fails to set mtime under selinux.
      • pathing wrong on delivering acctinfo to moose.
      • One report was not in the code!
      • NWS report did not have enough info to generate.
      • SSH was not set up to allow Exchange update to run.

Backups:

  • Save Groups: No issues.
  • Clones:
    • COMIS finished at 02:33
    • DISK finished at 14:23
  • Tapes:
    • Moved last of the tapes into Scratch pool.
  • Issues:
    • XLS reports drive 40001 was removed:
      • Reported seven times between 23:57 and 06:19.
      • Emailed Qualstar support.

General:

  • Footprints issue:
    • account used to feed into footprints was removed.
    • Then that account was restored.
    • Then the account got a password change
    • Eventually, the account was activated in AD and all started working again.

14. Juni 2016: Dienstag

Posted: June 15th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No issues.
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Issues:
    • Built ndsend to deal with IPv6 HA failover.
  • Development:
    • created ndsend-uvm rpm to make ndsend available.
    • Migration of update off ldaprw begins.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • With cfengine updating networker on clients, many did not back up.
  • Clones:
    • Clones Started.
  • Issues:
    • IBM will not say why WWNs are not unique.
    • Generated checklist for Monday 6/20 to include restart of library

13. Juni 2016: Montag

Posted: June 14th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: Zip, Zilch, Nada!
  • Accounts: Ditto.
  • Development:
    • Getting ldap7rw and ldaprw set up to do SSL.
    • IPv6 NDP is going to suck — cannot seem to short circuit like arping does for IPv4.
    • New UVM schema update for PS physical address change coming down the road.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • One system hung up – two save groups – killed groups, had client rebooted.
  • Clones: Not started.
  • Tapes:
    • Reclaimed two tapes for Vaults.
    • Moved forty (40) tapes into Scratch.
  • Issues:
    • Qualstar RMA 50225: Failed drive sent back home.

10. Juni 2016: Freitag

Posted: June 13th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No issues.
  • Accounts: Merged account had issues with Exchange updates – no other issues.
  • Issues:
    • Merged accounts needed both updates and one was no longer legal :/
  • Development:
    • Update account deactivation process to allow some accounts to continue to send email.

Backups:

  • Save Groups: Nothing new
  • Clones:
    • Tape: finished today at 9:15 am
    • Disk: finished Wednesday at 2:51 am
    • CoMIS: finished Wednesday at 7:30 pm
  • Tapes: Add 40 tapes to the Scratch pool for the weekend.
  • Issues:
    • Qualstar: RMA 50225
      • Replaced drive per procedure.
      • New Drive’s WWN duplicates an existing on on different storage node.
      • Well, it works… whew!
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