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Frank's Activity Log

19. November 2018: Montag

Posted: November 20th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Backup Maintenance Day.
      • Bay 32 intrusion error cleared on XLS.
      • Cleaning up duplicates on bujbod systems
        was problematic as something was wrong
        with a kernel install that was not
        recognized and removed as a duplicate and
        therefore caused kernel panics at reboot.
    • Starting to reclaim (by force) vault tapes from the UVM pool.
    • Tape Vault Run: 40 went, 18 returned.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One update requires human intervention. Found and fixed.

16. November 2018: Freitag

Posted: November 19th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Rebuilt the NetWorker test server as RHEL6.10
    • Received 80 of the 250 ordered tapes.
      Gave 40 of them to the UVM pool.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Put Feature: migrateRole into production.
    • No updates require human intervention.
  • General:
    • Registration: Yup, it worked.
    • SecurID closeout: Start creating aspn_management script.

15. November 2018: Donnerstag

Posted: November 16th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Performed weekly clone post-processing.
    • Two windows clients failed to backup.
    • NW9 upgrade planning.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.
    • Closed down the firewall on the primary LDAP server.
  • General:
    • Registration: Sophomores registered with ease.

14. November 2018: Mittwoch

Posted: November 15th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • DISK clones completed at 04:13 (14,548.4 GB)
    • Replaced tape drive 1310021951 with 1310056909.
      First calibration attempt failed due to
      “Load B001S50G(CAL)–>B001T02F, Carrier/drive communication faile (-304), Initiator: LIM, Notification Count: 1”
      Second calibration attempt worked…
    • FSGen3 clones completed at 21:18 (22,333.2 GB)
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Yesterday’s update needing human touch still there.
      HR responds that that one is the surviving spouse of
      a deceased retiree – remove it.
    • Released new feature “migrateRoles” to development branch.
  • General:
    • Registration – Juniors, DB server peaked at X% cpu.
    • SSL – requested a certificate for the library.

13. November 2018: Dienstag

Posted: November 14th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Staging takes too long, cannot keep volumes clear.
    • One client still failing as admins decide who can reboot.
    • Tape Vault: 40 went and 35 returned.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One update requires human intervention. Emailed RETIREE feed
      for clarity.
    • Developing (feat.Move-SOR) command to move SOR data between
      LDAP entries. Passes individual testing — needs development
      system level test.
    • Developing the replicant with exattrs in the syncrepl definition
      nuke-and-repave cheese.ldif generator.
  • General:
    • Registration — it ran, no problems.
    • samba server issue — looked at it, Brian showed up and fixed it.

12. November 2018: Montag

Posted: November 13th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Clones finished up over the weekend.
      • COMIS Saturday at 09:24 (29,720.3 GB)
      • DISK Saturday at 11:18 (21,817 GB)
      • TAPE Sunday at 04:39 (11,900.56 GB)
    • Clone post-processing.
    • SN9, ST2, 55, 1310021951, SCD A:
      • Took dump and sent it to Qualstar.
      • Left the drive disabled awaiting verdict.
      • Qualstar issed RMA # 51184 – replace drive.
    • Repaired retention times of fourteen SSIDs on two UVM tapes.
    • Reclaimed one tape for the vaults.
    • Reached out to network services about one of their clients
      that is no longer responding to the nightly backup process.
    • Weekly clones started… hope I have enough scratch tapes!
    • TAPE clones completed at 11:22 (0.7 GB)
    • COMIS clones completed at 18:59 (2,205.7 GB)
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One update requires human intervention.
      Fallout from weekend issues – Fixed it.
    • Over the weekend, LDIF_DIFF configs caused issues
      with a new attribute that needs to be replaceOnly.
    • Update for Huron (aka CLICK) feed for S2050 department.
    • New RETIREE feed file received, processed, in production.
  • General:
    • Zerto:
      • Updated 128211 asking for a response.
    • Registration:
      • Monitored the CPU usage of the database machine.

9. November 2018: Freitag

Posted: November 12th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • FSGen3 clones completed 11/8 at 03:19 (25,940.8 GB)
    • Tape Vaulting – 40 went and 40 returned.
    • Notified vendors who did not win tape bid.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.
    • Update VPN group for fifteen accounts per EAS request.
  • General:
    • Zerto # 128211 – Update from Nick reporting no new information.
      Kent did NFS client testing with RHEL7 system and got almost
      300 MB/s throughput. Asked Nick if I should ask him or our sales
      team about the details of how the VRA’s are doing the NFS
      client bit.
    • Footprints – Updated login page to add another PeopleSoft link

8. November 2018: Donnerstag

Posted: November 9th, 2018 by fcs

VACATION!

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed two tapes for the vaults.
    • Choose Tape quote and work out details.

7. November 2018: Mittwoch

Posted: November 9th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Two clients seem to have been turned off – checking.
      One of them was misconfigured (my fault).
      Second was broken – admin fixed.
    • SR12488055 – Respond to Daljit’s questions.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • COMIS access limit configuration change.
    • No updates require human intervention.
  • General:
    • Zerto (# 128211) – new log bundle.

6. November 2018: Dienstag

Posted: November 7th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Clones started for the Tape group.
    • Tape Vaulting: 40 went and 40 returned.
    • Replaced failed drive in ozzie.
    • Reclaiming space on more UVM tapes.
    • SR12488055 – showing another support person the issue.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One update requires human intervention – Found and fixed.
    • Working on ACL list for PII reduction.
    • Working on restricting access via firewall too.
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