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Frank's Activity Log

18. August 2017: Freitag

Posted: August 21st, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Things are working again after the autoconf hijack was cleared.
    • Backup POC – Day 3.
    • Replace failed disk in ozzie. Rebuilt in about an hour!
    • Replaced expired cleaning cartridge.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Deal with email alias hijack requested by IAM.
    • Answer questions from Registrar’s office about old NetIDs.

17. August 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: August 18th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Loads of clients fail because of IPV6_AUTOCONF addresses.
    • Backup POC – Day 2.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Two issues – resolved.
  • General:
    • Assist with the cleanup all the systems NetWorker pointed out had
      the IPv6 AutoConf addresses.

16. August 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: August 17th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Two clients still do not back up.
    • POC – setup work/Day 1.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Six (6) issues from Monday night – found and resolved them all.
    • Alumni email…
  • General:
    • delay LDAP update until after network changes happened.
    • Assist with fallout from network changes until midnight.

15. August 2017: Dienstag

Posted: August 16th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed three (3) tapes for the vaults.
    • BUJBOD2 Disk 8:9 reports impending failure.
    • RMA50733 – install tape drive…
      • New Drive is 1310186868, *5B0CB
      • Got all the way through step 10.
      • Reconfigure library broke.
        This new drive has been here before.
        Back then it was “drive 10” and NetWorker remembers.
      • Delay library destruction and re-creation until
        after I replace F02 tomorrow or Thursday.
    • POC – Hardware in stall in TP accomplished.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Monthly purge job runs.
    • VPN work per IAM request.
  • General:
    • New phone – dhcp entry done wrong – broke dhcp servers.

14. August 2017: Montag

Posted: August 15th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed three (3) tapes for the vaults.
    • Qualstar: RMA50733 (*3F9FF/1310002865/E02/SN9.0 – cooling error)
    • POC:
      • Additional DNS entries.
      • Mann Hall Hardware installed.
      • Network cable fiasco.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Nobody home…

11. August 2017: Freitag

Posted: August 14th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • DISK clones completed Wednesday at 19:47.
    • COMIS clones completed Wednesday at 22:05.
    • TAPE clones completed Thursday at 7:49.
    • Added 40 tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • POC Setup Meeting/Inventory.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Three issues. Resolved them all.

9. August 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: August 11th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • FSGen3 clones completed yesterday at 16:48 (1d 10h 2m).
    • Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
    • Fixed daily_raid_smart_check script to stop throwing odd errors.
    • Qualstar: RMA50728:
      *502E2/1310146537 replaced with *3F9FF/1310002865.
    • *3F9FF/1310002865 – reports cooling error (2 hours post install):
      Qualstar asks that the drive be power cycled.
      Will do, once NetWorker finishes the cloning operation using it.
    • POC meeting… do what???
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • RHEL 7.4 screws up more things.
      • iptables running, but not working on tayra.
      • yum erase firewalld-filesystem
      • service iptables restart
      • cfengine is breaking the firewall – how???
      • Because the from= in the account’s .ssh/authorized_keys
        was using a hostname instead of ip address,
        sshd was failing the connection,
        fail2ban saw the repeated failures and blocked the system.
      • fail2ban pacified, from= fixed, all better!

8. August 2017: Dienstag

Posted: August 9th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Put IP addresses into /etc/security/access.conf for new OpenSSH.
    • Tape drive issue *502E2, SN9/0, 1310146537:
      • itdt taken, sent to Qualstar.
      • Indications, drive was installed on June 13.
      • Qualstar issues RMA#50728 to replace this drive.
      • This will be the fifth replacement drive for position E02
        since May 24.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Paged just after midnight:
      • RHEL7.4 upgrade restarted iptables – service service_vips restart.
      • Put IP addresses into /etc/security/access.conf for new OpenSSH.
    • One issue from last night’s update – found and set to resolve.
    • Not duplicating middle names when a student uses their middle name
      as the last part of their preferred name.
      Registrar agrees – into production it goes.
    • Updated purge message for lifetime email to say “in 2017”.

7. August 2017: Montag

Posted: August 8th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Added forty (40) tapes to the Scratch Pool.
    • Reclaimed two (2) tapes for the vaults.
    • Started the weekly clones.
    • cfengine installed RHEL7.4 at noon – spent the afternoon getting
      NFS and nagios checks working again.
      “setsebool -P nagios_run_sudo on”
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No issues over the weekend – YAY!
    • Experimenting with ways of providing Preferred Name support.
    • Account changes per IAM request.

4. August 2017: Freitag

Posted: August 7th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape Vaulting: 24 and 40.
    • Disk Clones aborted.
    • POC:
      • Line up network switch ports, power sockets
    • Set up two new clients per requests.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Two issues:
      Resolved one, asking HR to investigate the other.
    • VPN updating, per EAS request.
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