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Frank's Activity Log

10. Januar 2018: Mittwoch

Posted: January 12th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed two (2) tapes for the vaults.
    • Add new backup client.
    • 09742035: Support sent me a BMR Guide…
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One person – two LDAP entries… corrected.
    • Two new feeds to be created … working on them.
    • New retiree file.
    • Cleaned up 48,000 ancient stub entries… mass_deletions/20180110

9. Januar 2018: Dienstag

Posted: January 10th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed four (4) tapes for the vaults.
    • Added the last four (4) ToBeHeld tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • 09742035: support finally reads the tcpdump — the problem is that
      we have disabled “oldAuth” — as per ESA 2017-123 requirements.
      @#$%^&*!!!!!!!!
    • NW 8.2.4.11 was released to the FTP download site yesterday,
      The new what’s in this release document has not yet been released
      to the EMC Support site though… left hand/right hand… UGH.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Updates that require human intervention – two.
    • Looking at update for portal feed file.
  • Meetings:
    • Backup/DR vendor

8. Januar 2018: Montag

Posted: January 9th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Added another forty (40) tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • Reclaimed thirty-four (34) tapes for the vaults.
    • Clones started for the week (after cleaning up the aborted mess from last week).
    • 09742035: EMC says port 500 is normal – that plain recover should do it.
      Bzzzt! Sorry… thanks for playing… Next idea?
    • 09742035: SME is now suspicious it is something unique to our environment.
      HA HA HA.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Over the weekend, the LDAP update failed twice:
      • Friday – parenthesis characters in name – soundex go boom.
        Updated code to use Net::LDAP::Util’s escape_filter_value routine
        to protect my personal time from the idiots.
      • Sunday – Banner feed file truncated – too many changes fault.
        Rolled Banner feed file back to Saturday night’s version,
        set changes to none, ran the rest of the processes.
  • Meetings:
    • Linux – up for over a year…
    • Meltdown & Spectre…
    • Banner/Portal – Network IDs are not immortal.

5. Januar 2018: Freitag

Posted: January 8th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • SR 09742035
      1. nsrget and bmr logs uploaded.
      2. Repeated tests for Dell/EMC on SR 09742035.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Asking HR for clarification on the two new employees that almost match.
    • VPN changes per request from DBA.
    • displayName setting per IAM request.

4. Januar 2018: Donnerstag

Posted: January 5th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Added another forty (40) tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • Sorted the 500 new tapes that arrived into the correct order.
    • Running nsrget for SR 09742035
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • A couple alias changes.

3. Januar 2018: Mittwoch

Posted: January 4th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • weapp ipv6 issues continue.
    • Taking steps and proving to myself that the ipv6 issue is
      not at weapp1 nor ozzie, but is in the network between them.
      Network services determined the firewall was missing the
      ipv6 default route.
    • Added forty tapes to the Scratch pool.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Comparing primary and replica databases to see if
      the Data Center Bake of 2018 caused any lost entries.
      No lost entries found. YAY!
  • General:
    • Zebra groups manipulation per request.

2. Januar 2018: Dienstag

Posted: January 3rd, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed seven (7) tapes for the vaults.
    • Multiple clients reporting read-only filesystems from yesterday’s issues.
    • Weekly clones started at 12:45.
    • TAPE clones completed at 16:38.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Nothing, Nada, ignored today.
  • General:
    • Built a new system to replace one of the read-only filesystem machines that
      was totally corrupted.
    • SSL certificate per a request.

21. Dezember 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: January 3rd, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • BMR of windows 2016 server is still kicking my butt.
    • BMR of windows 2012 is bad too.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Issues needing human intervention: 0.
    • Updated CN per request from IAM.

20. Dezember 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: December 21st, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • DD690 removed from NetWorker use.
    • Tape 130204L4 – no problem found
      Forced NetWorker to see it as a new tape. Ugh.
    • Phone call about ESA issue.
    • Windows BMR… fail fail fail. 🙁
    • FSGen3 clones completed at 18:08.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No issues requiring human intervention.

19. Dezember 2017: Dienstag

Posted: December 20th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Recovered four (4) tapes for the vaults.
    • TAPE clones completed (yesterday) at 18:01.
    • DISK clones completed (yesterday) at 15:29.
    • DD690 is out of spare disks – will it crash when the next one fails?
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No issues that need human intervention this morning.
    • rottweiler retirement… postponed 🙁
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