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Frank's Activity Log

13. Dezember 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: December 15th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
    • Four machines fail the ESA-2017-123 audit – fixed.
    • COMIS clones completed at 14:59.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Issues needing human intervention: 0.
    • Updated preferred names per IAM requests.

12. Dezember 2017: Dienstag

Posted: December 13th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Define four (4) new clients…
    • Clones started for the week.
    • Tape clones completed at 13:19.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Deal with alumni email issue.
    • New retiree feed file.

11. Dezember 2017: Montag

Posted: December 12th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed four (4) tapes for the vaults.
    • Cleaning up a couple more tapes that should have recycled.
    • Tape Vaulting: 40 & 18.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Issues requiring human intervention: 0.

7. Dezember 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: December 11th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape Vaulting: 40 & 0.
    • Audit vault tapes – do I need to purchase more?
      At the hairy edge… will need tapes within three months.
    • Reclaimed five (5) tapes for the vaults.
    • TAPE clones completed at 10:09.
    • Working on consolidating data off tapes that belong in the vaults.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Issues needing human intervention: 0.

6. Dezember 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: December 7th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • DISK clones completed at 00:13.
    • Tape Vaulting: 80 & 54.
    • Interestingly, the script found 41 tapes to relabel.
      One (1) of the five (5) that were not relabeled yesterday was, today.
    • FSGen3 Clones completed at 14:02.
    • COMIS Clones completed at 14:06.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Issues needing human intervention: 2. Dealt with.
    • VPN updates per DBA request.
  • Projects:
    • Another phone call.

5. Dezember 2017: Dienstag

Posted: December 6th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape Vaulting: 80 & 80.
    • Running clones grabbed five (5) of the returns
      before they could be properly labeled.
    • Added forty (40) tapes to the Scratch pool.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Issues needing human intervention: 0 (WOW).
    • Updated update script to log purge data for deleted LDAP entries.
  • Footprints:
    • Yeah, questions…

4. Dezember 2017: Montag

Posted: December 5th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed twenty-five (25) tapes for the vaults.
    • 1 more client nsrauth cleanup after esa-2017-123 fiasco.
    • Started clones at 08:14.
    • Tape Vaulting – 40 & 40.
    • .nsr syntax is different between windows and unix – DOH!
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Answering questions.
    • Issues needing human intervention: 0.

1. Dezember 2017: Freitag

Posted: December 4th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • DISK clones completed at 05:12.
    • Dell/EMC’s “Monthly Support Highlights” released late 11/30/2017:
      • does NOT MENTION ESA-2017-123!!!!
      • Says TARGET version is 9.1.1.4
      • Praises all the goodness of 9.2.1 – but does not recommend.
    • Two clients fail to backup because of certificate issues.
      Purging “nsr peer information” on them and the
      backup servers cleared that up.
    • Added forty (40) tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • Got the last of the systems patched for ESA-2017-123.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Issues needing human intervention: 0.
    • Made a new change to the IAM lock_account scripts.

30. November 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: December 1st, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Set up new client, complete with ESA-2017-123 workaround.
    • One client from yesterday’s mass update is unhappy.
      Working with client owner to resolve.
    • Resolved cert issue between test server and test clients.
    • meeting with yet another vendor…
    • Discovered three clients had reverted their ESA-2017-123 workaround.
      Reapplied the workaround to them.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Issues needing human intervention: 0.
    • Updated an account’s displayName per IAM request.
    • Revert yesterday’s change to the lock_account scripts – bad Frank.

29. November 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: November 30th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Added 40 tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • Patched up three unhappy systems.
    • ESA-2017-123 fallout was the cause of two of those unhappy systems.
    • Apply ESA-2017-123 workaround to all ~400 clients (UGH)
    • FSGen3 clones completed at 23:59.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Issues requiring human intervention: 0.
    • Playing with attributes for IAM.
    • Update IAM’s lock_account scripts to verify account exists.
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