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Frank's Activity Log

20. November 2017: Montag

Posted: November 22nd, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Backup Maintenance Day
      • Forgot to trace down and unplug the cables for
        old VLAN 807. drat!
    • Disabled three clients that were terminated.
    • Clones started.
    • COMIS clones found nothing to do, and exited.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Issues needing human intervention: 2
      • Resolved them both.
    • LDAP ACLs were not considered an application change,
      Emergency update to compensate for that.
  • SecurID:
    • Email with pointer to new license arrived.

16. November 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: November 20th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Cleaning cartridge expired, replaced.
    • Cleaning cartridge really expired before NetWorker counted down to 0.
      This caused a four (4) instances of “Dchar 7 ON SOLID” error.
    • COMIS clones completed at 14:29.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Updates requiring human intervention: 0.
    • Cleaned up a dangling owner pointer in LDAP.
    • Emergency update to deal with employee dismissal.
  • Footprints:
    • FP11 test server shutdown.
    • New server being built.
    • Waiting for answers to questions:
      1. Why specify use Oracle JAVA 8? What might be missing from OS version?
      2. Why specify not running Apache as frontend to Tomcat?

15. November 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: November 16th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape Vaults: 40 & 40.
    • Tape Audit: 225 tapes scanned – found 1 marginal, 224 good.
    • Weekly clones started
    • TAPE clones completed at 12:37
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Updates requiring human intervention: 0.
    • Monthly Account Purge – no errors.
  • Footprints:
    • Announce the destruction of the current test server.

14. November 2017: Dienstag

Posted: November 15th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape Vaults: 40 & 33.
    • Update vault return list script – no double reporting!
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Updates requiring human intervention: 0.
  • Footprints:
    • More research/reading about FP12.

13. November 2017: Montag

Posted: November 14th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed four (4) tapes for the vaults.
    • Added forty (40) tapes to the scratch pool.
    • Used LTO CM Analyzer on 130204L4 – no trouble found.
      Now, need to examine the drive that reported the error.
    • Relinquish use of VLAN807. Essentially shut down now.
    • Revisit sizings for vendor requests.
    • SR9072066: Update the notification for
      “Filesystem full – recover adv_file space” to change the action
      from /usr/sbin/nsrim to “/usr/sbin/nsrim -qM”.
      Tested, confirmed to fix the issue.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Updates requiring human intervention: 1.
    • Name change tripped up the code, fixed.

10. November 2017: Freitag

Posted: November 10th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • TAPE clones completed at 11:27 yesterday.
    • COMIS clones completed at 01:14 today.
    • SR09072066: still working the case with Dell/EMC:
      • Permitted lowering severity (S2).
      • Unable to reproduce the issue on test system.
      • Discovered the problem happened for four (4) days
        after the system had been up for almost five (5) days.
        This is quite odd…
      • Support is talking with the developer for insight.
      • DOH! The change here is the errors are going to stderr.
        Previous versions wrote them to stdout along with the formatted
        log entries.
    • SIGH!

  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Updates requiring human intervention: 4.
      • One needs help from HR to be certain.
      • HR confirms my findings – updates made.
    • Research complaint from account holder about warning message.
    • Updated a couple preferred names per IAM requests.
  • Footprints:
    • Rebooted server last night.
    • FP12 upgrade proposals received.
      More of a pair of outlines – no prices, no details.
      Got pricing – no more unreasonable than most consultants are.
    • Updated “name” for an agent of COMIS.
  • 8. November 2017: Mittwoch

    Posted: November 10th, 2017 by fcs

    Today’s Activities:

    • Backups:
      • Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
      • Added forty (40) tapes to the scratch pool.
      • DISK clones completed at 19:44 last night.
      • Replaced BUJBOD1 54:3
      • SN10, st2, *4aa97, 9310807912 – SCD A.
        • Drive arrived.
        • Drive replaced.
      • FSGen3 clones completed at 15:37.
    • LDAP/Accounts:
      • Updates requiring human intervention: 0.
    • Footprints:
      • Meeting about v12 and migration… sales pitch. Ugh.

    7. November 2017: Dienstag

    Posted: November 8th, 2017 by fcs

    Today’s Activities:

    • Backups:
      • Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
      • SN10, st2, *4aa97, 9310807912 – SCD A.
        • Last had an “A” on June 29, 2017.
        • ITDT Dump taken, sent to Qualstar.
        • Rebooted drive, left disabled.
        • RMA # 50814 issued to replace drive.
    • LDAP/Accounts:
      • Updates requiring human intervention: 2.
      • More work on moving rottweiler’s functions over.
    • Projects:
      • DR – does it overlap with Backup or not?

    6. November 2017: Montag

    Posted: November 7th, 2017 by fcs

    Today’s Activities:

    • Backups:
      • Reclaimed thirteen (13) tapes for the vaults.
      • SN2/st1 – 1310286258/*B9DED – B001T02H – Tape 110183L4 – SCD 6:
        • Tape ejected via XLINK interface.
        • ITDT dump taken, sent to Qualstar.
        • Qualstar reports no errors found – put it back into service.
      • Clones started for the week at 11:33
    • LDAP/Accounts:
      • Updates requiring human intervention: 0.
      • Answering more questions about NetIDs being reused for Registrar’s Office.

    3. November 2017: Freitag

    Posted: November 6th, 2017 by fcs

    Today’s Activities:

    • Backups:
      • Reclaimed three (3) tapes for the vaults.
      • COMIS clones aborted at 00:30
      • Get the other definition for that client from yesterday.
      • Add 40 tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • LDAP/Accounts:
      • Updates needing human attention: 0
      • ldclt – LDAP Load Client testing – part of the Directory 389 project.
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