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Frank's Activity Log

28 July 2015: Tuesday

Posted: July 28th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Update:
    • Banner feed issue.  Repaired and re-ran by hand.
  • ACCOUNT Update:
    • no issues.
  • Problems:
    • cf-engine replaced the nc binary (which meant ldap-monitor was running on the wrong binary and needed to be rebuilt).
    • Banner Feed file contained a non-numeric ID number.  The translation routine converted it to the null string – which LDAP did hate most passionately.  Did a quick update that would catch it, but I need to develop it more.
    • cf-engine didn’t successfully update a few: barnowl, fishercat, snowyowl.  It is the same problem the backup systems have with the python-nss package.  Kent showed me how to fix – the updates are applied.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Three save groups taking their monthly full saves continue to run from the weekend.  I really do have to find the time to rebalance this stuff.
    • Failed: windowpane:E:\, med9300wsb:Z:\SPBackups
  • Clones:
    • Disk clones continue – working on 1.8TB with 14.6TB left.
    • Tape clones started.
  • Problems:
    • cf-engine upgraded the NetWorker client on zoo and the /usr/bin/recover command needed to be renamed to make /usr/local/bin/recover work again.
    • cf-engine failed to update on the backup servers because of a missing package in stage1 (python-nss 0.16).  Kent showed me how to fix – updates applied.
  • Projects:

Exchange:

  • Account Scripts: tested and declared to function acceptably.
  • Email Address Audit: Need to write and test

27 July 2015: Monday

Posted: July 27th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Updates:
    • One issue from Friday night: Graduate Student becomes employee but Payroll did not have their SSN.  Found and merged.
  • ACCOUNT Updates: no issues over the weekend.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • failed: windowpane:E:\, med9300wsb:Z:\SQLBackups
    • SB running long (as usual – I never got it reconfigured :( )
    • Two CoM/IS groups still running
  • Clones:
    • Disk clones started.
  • Problems:
    • Cleaning cartridge expired – replaced.
  • Projects

Exchange:

  • MailManagement: updated for Exchange commands (not yet tested).
    • Ooo – found a bug in accountname.pl – fixed (wrong mra value).
  • ExchangeAudit: design commences.

24 July 2015: Friday

Posted: July 24th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Update:
    • CatCard Feed is working again!  YAY!
    • One error in the CatCard feed with ownership issues – we’ll see if it fixes itself overnight.
  • ACCOUNT Update: no issues.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed: windowpane:E:\
  • Clones:
    • Tape clone process still working on the next to last group.
  • Problems:
    • Updated daily TapeAlert check to remove the email with the nsr_render_log command (stderr).
  • Projects:
    • Some research on the lto-6/lto-7 timelines and capabilities (3.2TB/6.4TB, 210MBs/315MBs)

Exchange:

  • script work – not finished, but at least perl doesn’t hate it.

23 July 2015: Thursday

Posted: July 23rd, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Update: New employee with no ssn
    • Found a graduate student that matches except the last name is spelled differently.  Checking with payroll.
      • Payroll says that is what they were told.  Since it is the ONLY possible match, I am going to gamble that someone made a mistake in the spelling and merge it in.
  • ACCOUNT Update: no issues.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed: windowpane:E:\ (If I ever stop putting this one in, we’ll have shut the thing off!)
  • Clones:
    • CoM/IS clones finished over night.
    • Tape clones continue to work on the next to last group.
  • Problems:
  • Projects:
    • Getting prices for possible upgrade of XLS to LTO6 or LTO7.

Exchange:

  • Starting work on the powershell bits of the Account commands.

22 July 2015: Wednesday

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Update: no issues
  • ACCOUNT Update: no issues
  • General:
    • Update CN and Gecos values by request.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed: windowpane:E:\
  • Clones:
    • CoM/IS clones are working on the last saveset (about 9TB).
    • Tape clones continue,  working on the next to the last group, others are finished.
  • Problems:
  • Projects:
  • Vault Tapes: Reclaimed one from the UVM pool.

Exchange:

  • More design and haggling.

SecurID:

  • clean up some extraneous node secrets that were causing trouble.

General:

  • FP 6127 – ssh to zoo and repgen – I think I have the repgen problem fixed, but I need the IP address they are trying to ssh from to sort out the zoo issue.

21 July 2015: Tuesday

Posted: July 21st, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Updates: one issue:
    • One item match, surname does not match:  Spacing is different, name is the same.  Found and merged.
  • ACCOUNT Updates: no issues.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed: windowpane:E:\, golddb
  • Clones:
    • Disk Clones finished.
    • CoM/IS and Tape clones continue.
  • Projects:
  • Problems:
    • CatCard office got NW client installed.  Apparently, it has a new name, so I had to add an alias for it in the client definition.  However, it is again backing up!  YAY

Exchange:

  • updating projects asking more questions.

Footprints:

  • Working a mail recovery after Thunderbird destroyed a folder issue.  Finally got to the point that the customer just was not accepting that there was nothing on the server for us to recover and (at Mike’s request) I passed it off to Client Services.

20 July 2015: Monday

Posted: July 20th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Updates: No issues over the weekend.
  • Account Updates: No issues over the weekend.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed: windowpane:E:\, med9300wsb:Z:\, golddb
  • Clones:
    • Tape Clones finished on Saturday at 10:34 am.
    • Started clones – since I had to cancel the maintenance.
  • Problems:
    • nsrclientfix – more describing the issue to the developer.
    • Stornode5’s QLE2562 (IBM rebranded QLogic) has busted.  I was not able to resurrect it.
  • Projects:
  • Backup Maintenance Day:
    • Wound up canceling it.  CoM/IS MED23 B, MED23:F:\ did not finish backing up from the weekend and then a footprint came in for a folder recover.

Exchange:

  • something or other

17 July 2015: Friday

Posted: July 17th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Update: no issues
  • ACCOUNT Update: no issues

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failures: windowpane:E:\, golddb
  • Clones:
    • CoM/IS finished overnight.
    • Tape is working on the last group
  • Problems:
    • Tape: 131159L4 – Finally got around to testing this tape.
      • The “Tape Usage” test passed (probably more of a test of the drive than the tape)
      • The “Test” test passed as well – of course!
      • Relabeling it into the Scratch pool was successful – no TapeAlert generated.
      • Therefore – tape back in service.  Must have been a failing drive that caused the problem on March 17.

Exchange:

  • Account Scripts:  New adduser script (to create accounts in campus.ad.uvm.edu) was rolled out.

16 July 2015: Thursday

Posted: July 16th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Update: no issues
  • ACCOUNT Update: no issues

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed: windowpane:E:\, golddb
  • Clones:
    • Tape and CoM/IS clones continue to run
    • Will need to re-run the Tape clones to pick up some that were missed the past months.
  • Problems:
    • Low on Scratch tapes again – Relabeling another 30 from the ToBeHeld pool.
  • Projects:

Exchange:

  • Account Scripts: adduser updated and first test passed to create AD entry at the same time as the LDAP entry.

15 July 2015: Wednesday

Posted: July 15th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Updates: no issues
  • ACCOUNT Updates: no issues
  • Pushed around an ACL change required for the upcoming Exchange deployment.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed: windowpane:E:\ and golddb
  • Clones:
    • Disk clones have finished.
    • Tape and CoM/IS clones got delayed because of the lack of Scratch tapes.
  • Problems:
    • ran out of Scratch tapes last night.  Labeled 30 of the “ToBeHeld” tapes into the Scratch pool to get clones moving again.
    • EMC wants to talk about the zebra recover issue (SR 71943244), I told them I was really not interested.
    • Tracking down what is wrong with tape: March 17 – TapeAlert that it failed to update the data chip.
  • Three (3) tapes reclaimed from the UVM pool for the vaults.
  • Projects:
    • bujbod1 – removed from nagios monitoring.

Exchange:

  • Account Scripts:
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