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Frank's Activity Log

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*

2. Mai 2017: Dienstag

Posted: May 3rd, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • One tape reclaimed for the vaults.
    • Add 40 tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • Tape Vaulting:
      • Eighteen tapes went to the vaults.
      • Forty tapes came back and were labeled.
    • Researching another backup vendor’s product.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • VPN group assignments.
    • Set up an alias for ISO
    • Answer question about admitted student and account.

1. Mai 2017: Montag

Posted: May 2nd, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Started Disk, Tape and FSGen3 Clones.
    • FSGen3 clones finished at 6:36 (5s).
    • Reclaimed one tape for the vaults.
    • Tape Vaulting:
      • Withdrew 40 tapes to go the vaults.
      • Forty tapes brought back and labeled.
    • Repaired retention times: 3 tapes, 16 save sets.
    • Cleaned up one overdue tape.
    • Tape clones finished at 9:46 (3h 10m).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One thorny update issue – running debug to figure out why.
      • Process to hold netids for PeopleSoft! UGH!
      • Forced an override.

28. April 2017: Freitag

Posted: May 1st, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed one tape for the vaults.
    • COMIS clones completed at 3:33am (1d 20h 31m).
    • Clones completed for the week. (TAPE was not done)
    • Many COMIS groups failed – due to lack of disk space.
    • Added 40 tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • Repaired retention times: 4 tapes, 29 save sets.
    • Cleaning up tapes that should have recycled long ago.
    • Crawled through the RFI responses and made two summary documents. UGH!
    • Decommissioned a client per request.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • OSP send over someone with the wrong name for the ID.
      • Checked with OSP.
      • Confirmed their former name.
      • Updated LDAP entries for resolution tonight.

27. April 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: April 28th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • FSGen3 Clones completed at 05:13 (1d 21h 52m).
    • Repaired retention times: 1 tape, 6 save sets.
    • Updated the script dealing with bad retention times to deal with
      the new pool that is exhibiting the issue.
    • Still not getting a decent “load this nsradmin file” and go 🙁
    • Documenting RFI responses.

26. April 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: April 27th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • emsweb failed to backup – oh – it is gone.
    • Reclaimed one tape for the vaults.
    • Started COMIS clones.
    • Still trying to get a nsradmin based extract that will work.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Updated group memberships for an account for IAM
    • Meeting with HR about retiree feed changes.

25. April 2017: Dienstag

Posted: April 26th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Attempting to compensate for recursive directory tree on windowpane,
      added an nsr.dir in the E:\Users directory.
    • Started the DISK and FSGEN3 clones.
    • Waiting on the COMIS and TAPE fulls from the weekend to finish.
    • DISK clones completed at 9:31 (2h 10m).
    • The rabbit hole has too many twisty passages.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No issues from last night.

24. April 2017: Montag

Posted: April 25th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed one tape for the vaults.
    • Updated JBOD config check on bujbod1 to match new disk.
    • Repaired retention times: one tape, two save sets
    • Added forty (40) tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • Updated client definitions based on updated input from system owners.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One surname issue with PeopleSoft employee over the weekend.
      • Set up to resolve tonight.
  • Footprints:
    • Removed an old group.html file that we do not want used.

21. April 2017: Freitag

Posted: April 24th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Final tweaks to the “Missing Full Save Report” script.
    • BUJBOD1 54:0 — RMA 174-1706
      • Replaced the drive
      • Packaged cover plate and circuit board for return shipment
      • Dropped off at Print & Mail for return,
        tracking info to be provided.
    • Started work to “copy” config from one server to another.

20. April 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: April 21st, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • FSGen3 Clones completed yesterday at 17:56 (2d 4h 4m).
    • COMIS group set to have a repeat attempt at a FULL this weekend.
    • Working on a report of systems that have not done a FULL in a month.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Dismal failure in the account creation department:
      • Lots of error messages about not creating public_html
      • It was two (2) accounts of the 37 created.
      • They actually were eventually successfully created.
      • Wondering how many stray copies were left lying around…
      • Strangely, one tried repeatedly on A and then worked on B,
        the other did it in the reverse, failed repeatedly on B and worked on A.
      • I give up… hope it doesn’t happen tomorrow, I guess.
    • Oops – need to update the rename account code to deal with duo.
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