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7. Dezember 2016: Mittwoch

Posted: December 9th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP: No major problems in update.
  • Accounts:
  • Issues:
    • One employee missing a job code – reported to HR.

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Backups:

  • Save Groups:
  • Clones:
    • FSGen3 completed at 02:35.
    • TAPE completed at 09:17.
  • Tapes:
    • Repaired retention times of 54 save sets across 16 tapes.
  • Issues:
    • Qualstar RMA 50483:
      • Tape arrived and was replaced.
      • All Better.

6. Dezember 2016: Dienstag

Posted: December 7th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP: Two issues in update.
  • Accounts: No issues in update.
  • Issues:
    • Two new student employees – found and set them up to resolve.
  • Development:
    • Clean up the testing code.
    • More work on the entitlements code.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • One COMIS full from the weekend continues.
  • Clones:
    • The clones continue to run.
    • DISK clones completed at 09:58.
  • Tapes:
    • Repaired retention times of 50 save sets across 11 tapes.
  • Issues:
    • *99A85 – short tape – 111059L4 at 629 GB.
    • *529A7 – Too many errors – Service Mode
      • Stornode2 – ST1 – 1310154860
      • unlabeled five (5) tapes while failing
      • Dump taken – off to Qualstar with it.
      • Qualstar says no problems found – please perform test
      • Drive test passes with no problems – back into service.
      • First tape got marked as unlabeled – BAD!
      • Rebooting the drive…
      • It failed to completely power back on.
      • Waiting on Qualstar to suggest next steps.
      • Qualstar is sending a replacement: RMA # 50483

5. Dezember 2016: Montag

Posted: December 6th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP: No issues from over the weekend.
  • Accounts: No issues in the updates.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • One incremental running long, one weekend full still running.
  • Clones:
    • Started at 07:47.
  • Tapes:
    • Reclaimed one tape for the vaults.
    • Repaired retention times of save sets across 18 tapes.

2. Dezember 2016: Freitag

Posted: December 5th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP: No issues.
  • Accounts: No issues.
  • Development:
    • More tests…

Backups:

  • Save Groups: Working ok.
  • Clones:
    • DISK – completed at 04:33.
    • All done for this week.
  • Tapes:
    • Repaired retention times of 97 save sets across 11 tapes.
    • Tape Vaulting:
      • 97 to the vaults.
      • 128 returned from the vaults.
    • Development:
      • Backup Futures – RFP work.

1. Dezember 2016: Donnerstag

Posted: December 2nd, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP:
    • Two failed updates.
      • STU employee – found and set up to resolve.
      • Banner Duplicate – cleanup issues, ready to resolve.
  • Accounts: All good 🙂
  • Development:
    • More work on testing the common subroutines.

Backups:

  • Save Groups: Three from weekend, continue running.
  • Clones:
    • COMIS – finished at 13:31.
    • FSGen3 – finished at 17:44.
    • Tapes:
      • Repaired retention times of 25 save sets across 8 tapes.
    • Issues:
      • SCD 6: at 00:23 *99A85, F04, SN10_ST1 – 111033L4 – failure to read label.
        • Verified label in a different drive.
        • Put *99A85 into service mode.
        • Took dump of *99A85 – Qualstar says tape drive is fine.
        • Rebooted the drive and put it back in service.
      • Development:
        • Backup Futures – gathering more numbers.

      Footprints:

      • Meeting about project changes/merge.

30. November 2016: Mittwoch

Posted: December 1st, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP:
    • New student employee – manual search required – found, updated.
  • Accounts: No issues in update.
  • Development:
    • How to test the common subroutines…

Backups:

  • Save Groups: Two save groups still running from the weekend.
  • Tapes:
    • Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
    • Repair retention times on 20 save sets across 13 tapes.
  • Development:
    • networker reporter shut down – haven’t used it in over a year.
    • Backup Futures…

Footprints:

  • Discussion/resolution re new project.

29. November 2016: Dienstag

Posted: November 30th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP: No issues in update
  • Accounts: No issues in update

Backups:

  • Save Groups: Three from weekend, continue to run
  • Clones:
    • Started at 7:53
    • TAPE completed at 11:50
  • Tapes:
    • Repaired retention times of 67 save sets across 15 tapes.
  • Development: Backup futures discussions.

28. November 2016: Montag

Posted: November 28th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP:
    • Nothing in lookaside from the long weekend.
  • Accounts:
    • No problems with the daily updates from long weekend.

Backups:

  • Save Groups: Three groups running from the weekend.
  • Tapes:
    • Reclaimed two tapes for the vaults.
    • Repaired retention times on 172 save sets across 46 tapes.
  • Issues:
    • Reported Tape Drive *b9e4a to Qualstar with a dump:
      • It was disabled for too many errors on 11/23 and 11/24.
      • Qualstar says the dump shows now problem.
      • Rebooted the tape drive to clear the cobwebs.
  • Development:
    • Backup Futures…
      • Comparing different quotes
      • Developing follow-up questions.

    Footprints:

    • Multiple questions answered.

23. November 2016: Mittwoch

Posted: November 28th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP: No issues
  • Accounts: No issues
  • Development:
    • More work on SOR Engine tests.

Backups:

  • Save Groups: No failures.
  • Clones:
    • FSGen3 completed at 6:51.
    • All done for the week.
  • Tapes:
    • Reclaimed one tape for the vaults.
    • Inventoried ten tapes that became “unlabeled” in last night’s fiasco.
    • Repaired retention times of save sets across 10 tapes.
    • Tape Drive *b9e4a in service mode for too many errors:
      • Stornode 9, st2
    • Issues:
      • bujbod1 needed a reboot to be “OK” with its clients. More fallout from last night.
      • Qualstar: RMA 50464:
        • Tape drive arrived and was replaced.
        • Old: 1310154877 *49C93
        • New: 1310234952 *791F3

22. November 2016: Dienstag

Posted: November 23rd, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP: No issues in the update.
  • Accounts:
    • No issues in the update.
    • Two accounts had email addresses removed.
  • Development:
    • Creating tests for SOR Engines.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • One client fails – a disk has been removed?
      Yes – system repaired, backup works.
  • Clones:
    • DISK completed at 9:40.
  • Tapes:
    • Repaired retention times of 22 save sets across 11 tapes.
  • Issues:
    • Qualstar: 1310154877 (*49c93) SCD A at 18:08 (last night):
      • This drive had an SCD 6 on 22. August.
      • Dump taken of SCD A and sent to Qualstar.
      • Drive left disabled pending response.
      • Qualstar issues RMA # 50464 – drive’s read head has worn out.
    • Network switch maintenance causes lots of NFS client/server hangs.
  • Development:
    • Waiting on legal for approvals.
    • Annual maintenance renewal quote requested.
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