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Frank's Activity Log

5. Dezember 2018: Mittwoch

Posted: December 6th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • UVM NoClones hangs up again…
      Something is hosed in the networking for the
      weapp machines again – Ugh.
    • Qualstar: RMA 51210:
      • New tape arrived.
      • SN4, ST0, 9310036593, *69* removed
      • Installed 1310274859
    • Tape Vaulting: 40 went and 19 returned.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.

4. Dezember 2018: Dienstag

Posted: December 5th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Savegroups all ran, no errors.
    • Qualstar: RMA 51210:
      • SN4, WWN: 69, st0, 9310036593
      • Servo/Motor errors.
      • Replacment is stuck in Memphis TN…
    • NW 9 upgrade:
      • Authc:
      • Licensing: Opened SR 12903614 to get NETWORKER_UPDATE
        entitlement.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.
  • General:
    • Updated PDU’s in Mann B1 rack.
      Removed two 1U 110V PDUs.
      Added two 2U 208V PDUs.
      Configured DHCPD to set them up too.

3. Dezember 2018: Montag

Posted: December 4th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Adjusted staging parameters to free up more disk
      space in the UVM Fullsave pool.
    • Tape Vaulting: 39 went, 40 returned.
    • Repair retention times of 20 savesets on 16 tapes.
    • Start clones — needs about 70 more tapes than I have. Oops!
    • NW 9.2 upgrade
      • Reset to 8.2 to add Usergroup settings
      • Reconfigured – library timers had been blatted (somehow)
      • Updated config.nsr to set up uvmDefault group clones
        and Usergroup settings.
      • Next step is to re-read the licensing and authc
        manual sections.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One update requires human intervention. Same
      one that I sent to Payroll on Saturday.
      Payroll confirmed the former student match. Fixed.
  • SecurID:
    • Turned off the servers.

1. Dezember 2018: Samstag

Posted: December 3rd, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed 17 tapes for the Vaults.
    • Fighting with backups and full disks.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Two updates require human intervention.
      Fixed one, asking Payroll for help with second.

30. November 2018: Freitag

Posted: December 3rd, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Clearing 15 tapes (vault reclamation) continues.
    • Qualstar RMA 51204:
      • New drive delivered (somewhere) at 15:28 yesterday
      • New drive retrieved.
      • Replaced 1310119697 with 9312043142
      • Old drive shipped back.
    • Performed the preliminary NW 9.2 upgrade test.

29. November 2018: Donnerstag

Posted: November 30th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Aborting clones – the reclaiming of vault tapes
      from the UVM pool has caused a deadlock with cloning.
    • Lay out NetWorker 9.2 upgrade plan.
    • Qualstar RMA 51204:
      • Tape spent the day on a truck… never got here.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One update requires human intervention.
      A conflict about SSN between a current and a defunct LDAP entry.
      Fixed.
    • Account creation for colleague.
  • UVM Click:
    • Report of missing/empty email addresses.
    • Two issues relating to UVMMC email addresses — Fixed those.
    • And some OSP folks are missing a “required” attribute — Fixed
    • 30 minutes

28. November 2018: Mittwoch

Posted: November 29th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Stornode4’s disk still full…
      8TB stage been running for 18 hours (as of 06:30)
      Should complete in about 3-4 hours more.
    • Started stages to clean off Vault tapes that were stolen
      by the UVM pool in October.
    • DISK and FSGen3 clones continue to run.
      They two have about 81TB left between them.
      I have 83 Vault tapes left… gonna be close!
    • SN2, ST1, 1310119697 – multiple label reads failed.
      ITDT dump taken and provided to Qualstar.
      Qualstar RMA 51204 issued – Bad Read Head.
    • Cleaned up defunct groups and clients, again.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.
    • rsyslogd seems to be leaking memory. (ps auux shows lots of swap)
      Do I determine the cause and fix it, or just restart it weekly?

27. November 2018: Dienstag

Posted: November 28th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape Vaulting: 40 went, zero returned.
    • Qualstar RMA 51196: Replaced 1310209179 with 1310136359.
    • Added seventy (70) new tapes to the UVM pool.
    • Repaired retention times of fifteen SSIDs on six tapes.
    • Started DISK and FSGen3 clones – should use up the 90 Vault
      tapes I have available.
    • Started emergency (manual) staging of 8TB from SN4 disk.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Two updates require human intervention:
      • Name issue with OSP – asking for clarification.
      • New CE student is an employee – missing ID info
      • Both are now fixed and set to work tonight.

26. November 2018: Montag

Posted: November 27th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape Vaulting: 40 went and 38 returned.
    • Deposited forty (40) new tapes and put them in the UVM pool.
    • SR 12488055
      • Downloaded and tested a “save fix”.
      • Manual use test passes.
      • Use it as the system “save” command for 24 hours.
    • Qualstar RMA 51196: No drive… asking for tracking number.
      Drive was delivered to the mailroom at 9:49am today.
    • Stealing 16 tapes from other pools to augment the UVM pool.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One update requires human intervention.
      A Student Employee – cannot find matching student.
      Asked Payroll to assist with finding the Student ID Number.
      A Visiting Ph.D … Payroll is converting to “TMP”.
    • script updated to deal with OC that has multiple attributes
      now, but did not years ago when this script was written.

25. November 2018: Sonntag

Posted: November 26th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • SN4’s disks are full – need more tapes.
    • Deposited sixty (60) new tapes and put them in the UVM pool.
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