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Frank's Activity Log

22. Februar 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: February 23rd, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Goals:

  • Replace failed tape drives.

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Three backup groups had issues with the “not properly defined” bug.
      • Apparently, I failed to run the fix properly last night.
      • All the clients with the problem were already on the list.
    • Qualstar RMAs:
      • RMA #50565: Replace 9310145548 (*526d7)
        • New drive: 1310286449 (*b9e5b)
      • RMA #50566: Replace 1310154835 (*54f56)
        • FedEx did not get the new drive here today.
    • Started clones
    • COMIS clones finished at 12:48 (28m).
    • TAPE clones finished at 18:46 (2h 26m).
    • DISK clones finished at 21:04 (8h 44m).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Update the preferred name for a person per request.
    • Lifetime Email eligibility reduced to Degree issued in 2015 or later.
      • Adds 1,309 people to the eligible list.
      • Side effect is that 12,678 people get updated entitlements.
    • Updated password rules for former student realm to deal with lifetime email.

21. Februar 2017: Dienstag

Posted: February 22nd, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Goals:

  • February Backup Maintenance Day

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • That client has a full filesystem, again.
    • Reclaimed one tape for the vaults.
    • Two tape drives had failures over the long weekend:
      • Dumps taken – sent to Qualstar.
      • One is bad, one not so much.
      • RMA #50565 issued to replace 9310145548 (*526d7).
        • This drive was installed on February 3 (18 days ago)!
      • 1310154837 (*54f56) is not rebooting cleanly – Linux issue?
        • Will not go “online” – it has a communication problem.
        • The carrier is powering on, but the drive itself is not.
        • Qualstar issues RMA #50566 to replace the drive.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Updated for portal feed of test account.
    • Convert an Opened account into an Unlocked account.

17. Februar 2017: Freitag

Posted: February 21st, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Another client fails because it has a full disk.
    • Retention Repairs: nine (9) tapes, twenty-nine (29) save sets.
    • Pulling down new NW9.0 and NW9.1 updates and full release.
    • Pulling down NW8.2.4.3 – and testing.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One issue in last night’s update – found and set up for resolution.
    • One account that is wonky after work done by IAM yesterday:
      • Need to find out exactly what was done.
      • Customer had AD accounts removed, LDAP accounts locked.
      • Deleted LDAP accounts. All better now.
  • General:
    • ISO netreg work on MacTraps.

16. Februar 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: February 17th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Three groups failed due to normal complications.
    • Retention times: four (4) tapes; twenty (20) save sets.
    • Announced 21. Februar maintenance window.
    • Disabled the last client of a COMIS group, so disabled group too.
    • Tape Vaulting – 159 tapes
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Setting up some special accounts.
    • Dealing with some interesting questions.

15. Februar 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: February 16th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Clones complete – did maintenance.
    • Repaired retention times of twenty-one (21) save sets across seventeen (17) tapes.
    • RFP work – is it final?
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Automated Purge run aborted when found a locked LTEMAIL eligible account.
      • Cleaned up that LDAP entry (and unlocked the account).
      • Search of LDAP uncovered two more – cleaned them up too.
      • Post-Mortem: All three accounts were granted degrees on January 26, 2017.
        They were not eligible for the life-time email classification until then.
    • Second running of Automated Purge completed in just over two hours.
    • VPN group update per request from EAS.

14. Februar 2017: Dienstag

Posted: February 15th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • COMIS clones completed at 07:25 (22h 59m).
    • Repaired retention times of seventeen (17) save sets across ten (10) tapes.
    • Added fake client to make cf-engine stop complaining.
    • DISK clones completed at 14:45 (1d 6h 19m).
    • FSGen3 clones completed at 22:47 (1d 14h 21m).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Looking at usage trends.
    • New Retiree list from HR: +5, -4.
    • Tweak the LDAP entry for an incoming OSP entry.

13. Februar 2017: Montag

Posted: February 14th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • RS2 – networker client is being constantly clobbered by cfengine.
      • Tried several things. Finally found /etc/hosts had the “wrong” name as primary.
    • Added 40 tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • Reclaimed two (2) tapes for the vaults.
    • Repaired retention times of fifty-five (55) save sets across twenty-two (22) tapes.
    • Weekly clones started @ 8:26
    • TAPE clones complete at 9:14 (47 minutes).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Updated displayName per request from IAM.
    • Cleaned up dangling group ownerships from the 940 departmental accounts cleaned up on Friday.

10. Februar 2017: Freitag

Posted: February 13th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • COMIS med08 full disk.
    • FSGen3 clones finished 2/8 19:55 (2d 10h 44m).
    • TAPE clones finished 2/9 7:28 (2d 22h 17m).
    • Repair retention times of 109 save sets across nine (9) tapes.
    • Added new client per request from group member.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Remove 940 LDAP entries for long removed departmental accounts.
    • Update two (2) LDAP entries for removed and re-created departmental accounts.
    • Update VPN group for user per requests.
    • Set up last night’s update issue to resolve itself tonight.
    • Set up test account for alumni email stuff

8. Februar 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: February 10th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • COMIS med08 backup fails – no disk space.
    • SB bioquest backup fails – system does not respond.
    • SB cedar continues to crawl toward a completion (two weeks now).
      • With permission from owner – killed it.
    • CEMS edora backup fails – authentication timed out.
    • UVM pespenilab backup fails – out of space.
    • DISK Clones complete at 04:34 (1d 19h 23m).
    • Repair retention times of forty-one (41) save sets across sixteen (16) tapes.
    • Research demo install of a product.
    • RFP Editing.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Tweak reporting of ALUMNUS process – remove extra blank line before “dn:”.
    • displayName change per IAM request.

7. Februar 2017: Dienstag

Posted: February 8th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Repair retention times of thirty-six (36) save sets across seventeen (17) tapes.
    • Cloning ran out of scratch tapes. OOPS! Add eighty (80) tapes to the pool.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Tweak alumnus update script and the installer.
    • Update LDAP entry to handle OSP feed changing an SSN.
    • Add group memberships for account on zebra.
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