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Frank's Activity Log

6. April 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: April 7th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape clones completed at 01:54 (2d 18h 9m).
    • Added forty more tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • Repaired retention times: 16 tapes, 58 save sets.
    • Ran the NWQuickScript and filled out the data domain sizing questionaire.
    • Analyzed the WiSS to SQLite test from yesterday – pretty much the same as 3/31’s test.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Yesterday’s creation issue resolved.
    • Generated possible patch for saslauthd reporting.
    • Updated LDAP entry personal info because self-help is broken.

5. April 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: April 6th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • CEMS machine once again has a timeout failure.
    • Fighting with mmrecov to see if I can test the DB conversion that way.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One wrong SURNAME issue in last night’s update.
      • Asking HR for clarification.
      • HR confirms finding. Set up to resolve itself tonight.
    • Something wonky with saslauthd on pacarana?

4. April 2017: Dienstag

Posted: April 5th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • New ns2 has more issues… addresses and firewall – got it sorted.
    • Repaired retention times: 11 tapes, 12 save sets
    • Scratch pool is running low – added sixty more tapes.
    • Removed 218 defunct client definitions, added 1 back in (oops!).
    • DISK clones completed at 12:35 (1d 4h 51m).
    • Setting up to try the db conversion again tomorrow.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • cleaned up a new employee entry.

3. April 2017: Montag

Posted: April 4th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • One client replaced and NetWorker client broken.
    • Started the clones for the week at 7:44.
    • Tape Vaulting:
      • Fifty-seven tapes to the vaults.
      • Forty tapes brought back from the vaults and labeled.
    • Repair retention times: 21 tapes, 136 save sets.
    • Review the multi-hour log of the WiSS to SQLite conversion.
    • Removed 96 of 306 clients that no longer have any backups left.

31. März 2017: Freitag

Posted: April 3rd, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Down to eight Scratch volumes, added 80 more.
    • Testing the WiSS to SQLite media database conversion.
    • DISK clones completed at 10:46 (3d 2h 39m).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One employee dropped, no proper job definitions.
    • testing in development:
      • SSN validation changes.
      • CellPhone list should be deterministic (makes it much easier to test)
  • Xi-Text:
    • Updated definitions for a couple of printers – will they work?

30. März 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: March 31st, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Repaired retention times: 24 tapes, 57 save sets.
    • Tape Vaulting:
      • Moved 40 tapes to vaults.
      • Found 11 tapes in vaults that said they needed to go.
      • Brought back and labeled 40 tapes from the vaults.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • All created accounts got their email bounced because of fall-out
      from my update to the Exchange Resources process yesterday.
      UVM Schema was outdated on the mail servers.
    • Confirmed that lifetime email entitlement is being set for everyone
      with a degree issued in 2015 and beyond.
  • Xi-Text:
    • Removed an old printer.
    • Added in its replacement.

29. März 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: March 30th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Generated list of Windows clients on request.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Three issues in last night’s update.
      • Found and set up two of them to resolve tonight.
      • Third is complicated, going to HR for resolution.
    • Pushed Exchange Resource update into production.

28. März 2017: Dienstag

Posted: March 29th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • What’s up with fsb4?
      • A user created public_html/New/New/New/… 227 levels deep. nuked it.
    • Repaired retention times: 42 tapes, 266 save sets.
    • Meeting with vendor about backup product.
    • Started DISK and TAPE clones.
    • TAPE Clones completed at 18:25 (10h 18m).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Updated config for proxy work and resources.
    • Updated LDAP entry to allow lookaside to clear tonight.
  • General:
    • Updated cfengine for new ca-bundle.crt from RedHat.

23. März 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: March 28th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Repair retention times: 2 tapes, 16 save sets.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Still waiting on OSP to clear up the confusion from last weekend.
    • Working on the Resource extraction code.
    • Answering questions from IAM about BCA status.

22. März 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Repair retention times: 9 tapes, 56 save sets.
    • FSGen3 clones completed at 13:02 (24ss, 19988.7GB, 1d 23h 34m).
    • Talk with a vendor about YABP.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Update email address for one person to remove old addresses.
    • Progress/decisions on the app design.
    • Decisions about the exchange resources synchronization with AD/LDAP.
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