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Frank's Activity Log

31. Juli 2018: Dienstag

Posted: August 1st, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed one tape for the vaults.
    • Reclaimed a hundred tapes from COMIS for UVM.
    • New clients do not work. Oh – they think their name
      is different from what I was told.
    • Test server rebuild.
    • COMIS clones completed at 14:38 (5,129 GB).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Five updates require the human touch.
      • One is from last week, awaiting input.
      • Two are student employees, found fixed.
      • One is a BCA – name issue. Registrar confirms, fixed.
      • One is a BCA – Registrar confirms missing SSN – will fix.

30. Juli 2018: Montag

Posted: July 31st, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Updated scripts to show vault positions for
      tapes going and returning.
    • Reclaimed four tapes for the vaults.
    • Added forty tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • Tape Vaulting: 40 & 40.
    • Qualstar RMA #51065: replaced SN3’s drive.
      Had to reboot stornode3 to see new drive.
      Is this a one time problem, or will it be always?
    • Client not properly defined error.
    • Clones started.
    • Vendor talking.
    • TAPE clones completed at 14:55 (579 GB).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • That update from last week, still needs help.
    • LDAP entry updates per requests.
    • ACL updates for directory application.
    • VPN changes per request.

27. Juli 2018: Freitag

Posted: July 30th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • A client changed address to one not permitted. Fixed.
    • Now, that client is either pretending to be another
      or the two are one. Seeking answers.
      DNS has them both with the same A record.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Yesterday’s update issue still waiting for answers.
    • Correcting ACLs for directory updates.

26. Juli 2018: Donnerstag

Posted: July 27th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Cleaning cartridge is causing SCD 7’s (media error).
      That means I gave it too many uses.
      Replaced it.
    • Backup client failed (refused connection),
      contacted system administrator about it.
    • SN3 ST0 1310115679 – SCD A.
      Dumped, dump sent to Qualstar for analysis.
      RMA #51065 – new drive tomorrow.
    • FSGen3 clones completed at 7:52 (26,539 GB).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One update requires human intervention.
      Appears to be a match, with everything except
      the SSN matching. Checking with the Registrar’s office.
      Registrar’s office passes buck to HR.
  • FootPrints v12:
    • Used the instructions in KB 148291 (mostly)
    • Had to install tomcat webapps (like ROOT) so I could
      see things! DOH… also used RH’s Oracle java rpm.
    • It gave me the log in screen for footprints!
    • Now – clean up the instructions and do it again (tomorrow)

24. Juli 2018: Dienstag

Posted: July 26th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • TAPE clones completed at 03:51 (1,650 GB).
    • Update the backup group membership for a client that
      is causing particular trouble.
    • DISK clones completed at 08:15 (7,826 GB).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One update requires human intervention. Found. Fixed.
    • Update preferred name via request.
  • FootPrints v12:
    • Start over using KB 148291’s instructions.
    • And… tomcat fails to operate even before
      installing footprints. Ugh!

23. Juli 2018: Montag

Posted: July 24th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Backup Maintenance Day:
      • FEDORA backing up the entire 5TB slowly as
        its differential AGAIN! – Killed it.
      • Two FSXX systems holding up start.
      • FEDORA incremental running too.
      • And FEDORAs incremental did not finish
        in time and the Maintenance was cancelled.
    • Reclaim four tapes for the backup vaults.
    • Discover tapes moved to vaults on 7/18 were
      not marked as being in the vaults. Correct that.
    • Tape Vault: 40 & 40.
    • Clones started.
    • COMIS clones completed immediately (0 GB).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.

20. Juli 2018: Freitag

Posted: July 23rd, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Weekly clones of the FSGen3 stuff continues to run.
    • Prep work for Monday’s excitement.
    • FSGen3 clones completed on Saturday at 20:51 (39,163 GB).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.
    • Account work per request.

19. Juli 2018: Donnerstag

Posted: July 20th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • YAY – no unexpected failures last night!
    • Added 40 tapes to the Scratch pool.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.
    • Prototyping password scrambling.
    • One more (last?) tweak to the AD update notifications.
  • FootPrints 12:
    • No response from BMC, sigh.
    • Should I figure this out myself, or wait for them???
  • General: Suggest two ways to match IPv6 VPN addresses in firewalls.

18. Juli 2018: Mitwoch

Posted: July 19th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Confirmed and updated daily jbod check on bujbod2
      to deal with yesterday’s disk replacement.
    • that client change from Monday is still not correct.
      Doh! I missed the need to update ozzie’s firewall.
      Fixed it now.
    • Tape Vaulting: 40 & 40.
    • Team turns off several RHEL5 systems – disable enmasse.
    • TAPE clones completed at 18:34 (5,082 GB).
    • DISK clones completed at 22:11 (14,622 GB).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.
    • More tweaking of the notifications about AD updates.
    • VPN adjustment per request.
    • Preliminary discussions of compromised/misused accounts.
  • FootPrints (000544924):
    • LOG requests, and config requests and I’m dealing
      with a shotgun of interesting questions that are
      seemingly not relevant.

17. Juli 2018: Dienstag

Posted: July 18th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • bujbod2: /c0/e8/s1 (ST4000NM0023/Z1Z34RGT) SMART failure:
      Installed ST4000NM0125/ZC147K30.
      CopyBack initiated at 06:27.
      CopyBack complete at 21:16.
    • Clones started for this week.
    • COMIS clones completed at 07:14 (17 GB).
    • client was changed yesterday differently than I was told.
      Necessary changes made to definitions.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.
    • Tweak AD update process to be slightly more tolerant.
  • Footprints:
    • With the changes made subsequent to being informed of
      KB Article 000148291 (installing on RHEL7),
      the install claims to have worked, but it won’t run.
    • Hello, BMC…
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