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Frank's Activity Log

3. Oktober 2018: Mittwoch

Posted: October 4th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Clones started for the week.
    • FSGen3 clones finished immediately – 5th Saturday, nothing done.
    • TAPE clones completed at 10:28 (510.99 GB).
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Cleaning up an LDAP entry (mail alias) to remove a retired
      person.
    • VPN changes, per requests.
    • Cleaning up a rogue uvmEduOfficePhone attribute, per request.
  • Two Factor Auth:
    • SecurID servers unavailable after firewall replacement.
      A rule was not quite correct – fixed quickly, after reported.
    • Email to last ten people using SecurID to access system.
      Requesting conversion to DUO on or before 11/1/2018.
  • Zerto:
    • Experimenting further with the slow as molasses backups.
    • Is it another “compressed disk is very bad” situation?

2. Oktober 2018: Dienstag

Posted: October 3rd, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • FSGen3 clones completed on 9/27 at 01:48 (24,592.7 GB)
    • Tape Vault: 40 & 40.
    • Grab tape that did not belong in vault (and has finally expired)
      for use in the UVM pool.
    • Stole fifty tapes from the “COMIS Onsite” pool to expand the
      UVM pool, so it stops stealing the vault tapes.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One update requires human intervention. Found/fixed.
      Note: the test code (adding birthday) found same one.
    • Cleaned up deleted departmental account per IAM request.
    • Removed uvmEduOffice* attributes from entry per IAM request.
    • Update Exchange_emailAddress_audit.pl for new mRA value.

24. September 2018: Montag

Posted: October 2nd, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Last week’s FSGen3 clones finished Saturday at 11:33 (41,525 GB)
    • Run post-processing tasks for last week’s clones.
    • Clones started for the week.
    • COMIS clones completed immediately – nothing to do.
    • DISK clones completed at 8:16 (196 GB).
    • TAPE clones completed at 9:20 (182 GB).
    • Tape Vaulting: 40 & 40.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Two updates require human intervention. Found, fixed.

21. September 2018: Freitag

Posted: September 24th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Added forty tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • Rebuilt the test server.
    • Updated the “Staging” script to be quieter — email reduction.
    • Disable backup of client (fax4) per request.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Two updates require human intervention:
      • Banner added an SSN – discovered a likely duplicate.
        Requested IAM resolve.
      • PS student employee… found, fixed.
    • Account that was purged (by request) needs mail restored.
    • Exchange resources need more work before mailNickname can be used.

20. September 2018: Donnerstag

Posted: September 21st, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Cleaning cartridge expired and replaced.
      The expired one reported 38 cleanings left (NetWorker).
      Yet, when put on the analyzer – had been used 56 times.
      Somebody lost count – probably me.
    • Tape Vault Run: 40 & 40.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.
    • No failures in test code.
    • Exchange Resources … updates to use mailNickname
  • Two Factor Auth
    • Met with ISO office about ASPN/SSLVPN switching.

19. September 2018: Mittwoch

Posted: September 20th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Due to last week’s problems, the FSGen3 clones
      are being made tape to tape – ugh, that takes too long.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.
    • Cleaned up the feat.use-birthday update – now testing.

18. September 2018: Dienstag

Posted: September 19th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape Vault: 40 & 40.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.
    • Huron changes from yesterday flowed through, report that. (5 minutes)
    • Huron changes approved — guess I’m done!
    • Development on LDAP update – birthdays.
  • Zerto:
    • Participated in the upgrade to 6.5

17. September 2018: Montag

Posted: September 18th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Clones started for the week.
    • Added forty tapes to the Scratch pool.
    • COMIS Clones completed at 7:00 (15.2 GB)
    • DISK clones completed at 16:55 (3,560.8 GB)
    • TAPE clones completed at 18:39 (1,816.5 GB)
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human intervention.
    • Verified huron changes working.
    • Cleaned up the account removal failure from
      the monthly account purge process on Saturday.
    • New retiree list file rotated into production.
    • Huron feed requirements change (5 minutes).
    • HR new affiliation “Faculty-Per Diem/TMP” code added.
    • Huron UVMLDAP extract update (25 minutes).

14. September 2018: Freitag

Posted: September 17th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Qualstar IOPorts issue:
      • Scheduled to edit the fiducial table with Qualstar at 11am
      • Success! NetWorker did not even get upset about it!
      • Weeee – Tape Library back to 100%!
    • Disabled backups of a client that was powered off.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Three updates need human intervention. Found, fixed.
    • Huron feed: deal with UVMMC department number issue.
  • Two-Factor Auth:
    • Replaced SecurID with DUO on three more systems.
    • Discovered I’d failed to copy bypass group membership
      on these seven systems – fixed.

12. September 2018: Mittwoch

Posted: September 14th, 2018 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Qualstar Gripper failed:
      • Replaced gripper…
      • Get Robot Status — does not work from that page!
      • Scanning Fiducials (markers) – 90 minutes
      • Full library Audit – 30 minutes – problems.
      • Two Lower IOPorts are not found.
      • Back in service at 3pm without lower IOPorts
      • Need to schedule downtime to full resolve
      • At 8pm realized the WWNs had reverted to “IBM WWN”
        from the “Qualstar WWN” that is required.
      • Repaired (and NetWorker functioning) at 9pm.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • No updates require human touch.
    • OSP Department seems to have worked.
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