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Frank's Activity Log

23. Mai 2017: Dienstag

Posted: May 24th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Duplicate A records cause a client to fail:
      • Removed defunct client (no save sets left).
      • Recreated the aliases for the correct client.
      • Reran the backup.
    • SN9 Drive 1310021951 (*4f810) has 21 read errors:
      • Reported problem with file 74 of tape 111458L4
      • That tape was successfully used later in another drive.
      • ITDT dump sent to Qualstar for analysis.
      • Scanner of tape run (in different drive).
      • Qualstar issues RMA # 50645 to replace this drive.
      • This drive has been here 8 months: RMA # 50372, 9/15/2016.
    • DISK Clones completed at 11:49 (1d 2h 14m).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Rebuilding OpenLDAP binaries for emergency fix.
      • Tested updated binaries – fix works.
      • Installed fixed binaries on ldap.uvm.edu
      • Installed fixed binaries on ldaprw.uvm.edu at 6pm
    • Updated VPN group per footprints request.
    • The nightmare scenario: someone gave a bad SSN and it matched another person.
      • Ripped the information out of the original LDAP entry.
      • Created a new LDAP entry for the second person.
      • Created a NetID for that second person.

22. Mai 2017: Montag

Posted: May 23rd, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Backup Maintenance Day:
      • No issues in the entire thing. Amazing!
      • Recreating the tape library was much easier than it used to be.
      • Power cycle of JBOD attached to bujbod1 was clean.
      • Entire process took about three hours.
    • Clones started.
    • COMIS Clones completed at 9:47 (13m).
    • Backup RFI follow-up questions.
    • Repaired retention times: 3 tapes, 16 save sets.
    • Retrieve tape from vaults for COMIS.
    • TAPE clones completed at 18:11 (8h 37m).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Update LDAP entry per request. Turns out NS needed to do a forced update.

19. Mai 2017: Freitag

Posted: May 22nd, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Forgot to tell NetWorker the new cleaning tape was a cleaning tape.
      It spent the night sending email that it needed a cleaning cartridge.
      I saw it and dealt with it at 4:30am. /sigh
    • Reclaimed three (3) tapes for the vaults.
    • Added forty (40) tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • Arbitrarily changed the “maxRecycleCount” value to 50 (up from 30).
      Tapes are not failing, have two so far that have been recycled 30 times in
      the decade they’ve been in use.
    • COMIS Clones completed at 22:01 (last night) (1d 14h 33m).
    • “Bad Lights, BuJBOD1”: 24, 30, 32
      • Trying MegaCLI -PdLocate start/stop on those disks.
      • 24: 54:0; 30: 54:6, 32: 54:8
      • Bummer – that did not work.
      • Oh, right, records say, power cycle is required.
    • Tape Vaulting:
      • Forty (40) tapes to the vaults.
      • Forty (40) tapes returned and labeled.
    • Defined a new client for Brian.
    • Planning, and replanning the maintenance work for Monday.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Discussion around compromised accounts and activities.

18. Mai 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: May 19th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Qualstar: RMA # 50636:
      • New tape drive (1310119697) is delivered.
      • Old tape drive (1310209179) is powered off.
      • Oh Joy: NetWorker remembers 2014 when 1310119697 was here before.
        Back then, it was drive #5. NetWorker insists it HAS to be drive #5 now.
      • Opened SR 07378119 (Sev1) with Dell/EMC.
        • Ed called back.
        • Tried jbedit but it didn’t work.
        • Need to delete and recreate the library – Monday.
    • Backup discussions about customers leaving.
    • Webinar about ransomware and Commvault — that was a waste.
    • Cleaning cartridge “expired” – replaced.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Add email alias per request to existing departmental account.

17. Mai 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: May 18th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Five (5) tapes marked “UNLABELED” by failing drive. Inventory fixed them.
    • FSGen3 clones completed at 6:58 (1d 16h 50m).
    • COMIS Clones started.
    • SN3/ST1: *43B61, 1310209179 — 21 consecutive errors:
      • Drive disabled.
      • ITDT Dump taken, sent to Qualstar
      • Qualstar issues RMA # 50636 – “Loading problem thread shutdown”
    • Meeting with Backup Vendor about conversion options.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Discussion about another retiree that was not included in the feed.
    • Updating directory application values in an entry.
  • Footprints:
    • User reports “failure to append” issue:
      • Am not finding any logged error in Footprints.
      • Need to see the actual subject line of the message that was rejected.
      • User was responding from the wrong email address.

16. Mai 2017: Dienstag

Posted: May 17th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • More work on the follow-up questions for the RFI responses.
    • TAPE clones ran to completion in 35 minutes.
    • COMIS group that would be cloned is still running from the weekend.
    • DISK Clones completed at 12:30 (22h 23m).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Three non-authoritative new records:
      • Found all three and set them up to resolve tonight.
    • Stale groups ran, twenty-seven (27) emails sent.
    • Cleaned up two errors in yesterday’s account purge run.
    • Remove entitlements from departing students as requested.

15. Mai 2017: Montag

Posted: May 16th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed seven (7) tapes for the vaults.
    • Added forty (40) tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • First tape has reached thirty-one (31) recycles: empty tape 010186L4.
    • Generating follow-up questions for the RFI responses.
    • RMA # 50634:
      • New drive received.
      • RMA50634_1310002882_1310115687_20170515.pdf
      • Old drive given to Print/Mail for sending out.
    • DISK and FSGen3 clones started.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Issues from last week cleared up over the weekend.
    • Restore retiree in file (last sent in July 2016) per HR request.

12. Mai 2017: Freitag

Posted: May 15th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaim four (4) tapes for the vaults.
    • Clones:
      • DISK completed 5/10 16:49 (1d 9h 22m).
      • FSGen3 completed 5/11 06:30 (1d 23h 3m).
      • COMIS completed 5/11 07:10 (1d 23h 43m).
      • TAPE completed 5/12 07:50 (3d 0h 23m).
    • Vaults:
    • Forty tapes went.
    • Forty tapes returned and were labeled.
  • NetWorker disabled 1310002882 (*B9E5B/SN10):
    • Discovered SN4 has a *B9E5B (1310286449) as well! NOT AGAIN!!!
    • Disabled drive in NetWorker (true disable, not Service mode).
    • Took ITDT Dump, sent to Qualstar.
    • Requested replacement because of duplicate WWN.
    • 1310002882 was installed June 10, 2016.
    • 1310286449 was installed February 22, 2017.
    • Qualstar issues RMA#50634 to replace 1310002882.
  • Updated Tape Drive Replacement Procedure to add step to verify WWN is unique.
  • Added new virtual client to NetWorker per request.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • New retiree file put into production, all questions answered.
  • 10. Mai 2017: Mittwoch

    Posted: May 12th, 2017 by fcs

    Today’s Activities:

    • Backups:
      • Disabled a client that has been powered off.
    • LDAP/Accounts:
      • Three issues in last night’s update:
        • Two surname issues, one non-authoritative.
        • One: Everything except the surname matches.
          Left that one in the capable hands of the registrar’s office to sort.
        • Other two found matches and set for resolution.
      • Removed an entry from eleven (11) years ago that was in the way.
      • New Retiree list from HR. Processed.
      • Clean up groups that wound up with two cn attribute values
        • This happened when we were trying to work out how to fix:
          https://support.apple.com/en-us/TS4013
        • There were thirty-seven (37) groups that needed to be updated.
      • Dealing with a customer request.

    9. Mai 2017: Dienstag

    Posted: May 10th, 2017 by fcs

    Today’s Activities:

    • Backups:
      • Clones started.
      • Defined new client to quiet cfengine.
    • LDAP/Accounts:
      • Two issues in the update overnight
        • Cleared one of them for resolution tonight.
        • Reaching out to Registrar for the other (8 digit SSN).
      • Cleared the way for an email alias change.
      • Researching the use of the MFA objectClass and attributes.
        • Attribute in question is a MAY not a MUST.
        • Simplicity: Added necessary attribute to another objectClass.
      • Tweaked the process to generate the feed into AD,
        one hack was interfering with another.
    • Xi-Text:
      • Researched a printer change that is desired for noon tomorrow.
      • Implemented the printer change – it was desired *now*
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