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Frank's Activity Log

4. April 2018: Mittwoch

Posted: April 5th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape Vaulting: 40 & 40.
      Had a problem with 010490L4.
      It might come back to haunt me.
    • Reclaimed three (3) tapes for the vaults.
    • Negotiating new backup client definitions. Not easy.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates need human intervention.

3. April 2018: Dienstag

Posted: April 4th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape Vaulting: withdrew 40 tapes.
    • Added forty (40) tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • Disable two backup clients and two save groups.
      The clients were powered off (permanently) today.
      The groups have no active clients left in them.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One update requires human intervention. Found, fixed.
    • Analysis of phone numbers… most are identical…

2. April 2018: Montag

Posted: April 3rd, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed four (4) tapes for the vaults.
    • Clones ran for the week.
      And all completed by 10:39 (fifth Saturday)
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates need human intervention.
    • VPN change per request.
    • LTEMAIL messages sent for approval.
  • General:
    • Dell security/roadmap presentations.

30. März 2018: Freitag

Posted: March 30th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
    • A library client failed to backup.
      It does not ping.
      Was it turned off?
      It was.
      Disabled it.
    • Replaced expired cleaning cartridge.
    • More sizing work…
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.

29. März 2018: Donnerstag

Posted: March 30th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
    • One COMIS client failed – VSS shadow copy disappeared within the
      three (3) hour window the backup job was running.
    • FSGen3 clones completed at 15:20.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No update issues need human intervention.
    • Update attributes per IAM request.
    • Development on LTEMAIL proposal.

28. März 2018: Mittwoch

Posted: March 29th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
    • COMIS Clones completed at 15:37.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One update needs human intervention. Found, repaired.
    • Testing group ownership repair changes.
      They work! YAY. Release the hounds to production!
    • Trim off the dead git branches.
    • LTEMAIL development work.

27. März 2018: Dienstag

Posted: March 28th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Started weekly clone run.
    • Added forty (40) tapes to Scratch pool
    • TAPE clones completed at 12:08.
    • Adjust legacy email (penguin) backup definitions
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Updating LDAP ACLs for email systems access and new attribute.
    • Drafting message about LTEMAIL/Home Directory removal.

26. März 2018: Montag

Posted: March 27th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed 18 tapes for the vaults (over the weekend).
    • Cleaning up two tapes that should have recycled.
    • Repaired retention times of three (3) save sets on two (2) tapes.
    • Rework manual staging scripts to deal with Dell/EMC ETA 519421.
    • Reclaimed two (2) tapes for the vaults.
    • Two (2) new DR-only clients defined.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One (1) update requires human intervention. Found, fixed.
    • Look at test of new feed from Banner.
    • test feed file worked great. Push changes to production.
    • Draft proposal for LTEMAIL home directory purge process.

23. März 2018: Freitag

Posted: March 26th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape Vaulting: 40 and 40.
    • Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
    • Tape Vaulting (second trip): 40 and 40.
    • FSGen3 clones completed at 11:47.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates required human intervention.
    • OpenLDAP 2.4.46 was released – build RPM.

22. März 2018: Donnerstag

Posted: March 23rd, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
    • Still working on the sizing…
    • Prep for vault run.
    • Repaired retention times of two (2) save sets on one (1) tape.
    • Add forty (40) tapes to the Scratch pool.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One rehired employee came through. Code dealt with it!
    • Examining LTEMAIL purge status and how to move forward
      and clean up the homedirectory space (basically – wipe everything
      except email).
    • Updating preferred names per IAM requests.
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