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Frank's Activity Log

29. September 2017: Freitag

Posted: October 2nd, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
    • Tape Vaulting: 40 & 40.
    • Discovered an “Intrusion detected” alert on the tape library.
      WTF??? Asking Qualstar to explain what that means.
      Qualstar is not sure.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • ALUMNUS update failed, reran fine – blame yesterday’s LTM work.
    • Testing ITS#8444 fix – does it also fix ITS#8396?

28. September 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: September 29th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Added forty (40) tapes to the scratch pool.
    • Tape Vault: 40 & 40.
    • Abort issued for COMIS clones.
    • DISK clones completed at 13:49.
    • COMIS clones aborted at 14:36.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Update issue – update to existing record and in look-aside.
      Oh, it was set up that way on purpose – can’t modify a modify.
      Or can I?

27. September 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: September 28th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
    • Finally started COMIS clones;
      enough of their weekend backups finally finished to leave free drives.
    • Double Check the Virtual Environment Numbers – seems to have changed.
    • FSGen3 clones complete at 09:41.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Dealing with two duplicate netids.
    • CatCard office requests feed change. Done.

26. September 2017: Dienstag

Posted: September 27th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape clones completed at 12:37 (yesterday).
    • Reclaimed six (6) tapes for the vaults.
    • Vendor one meeting.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Tonight’s update had a “Updating WRONG entry” error.
      Asked IAM to contact the duplicated account owner to sort it out.

25. September 2017: Montag

Posted: September 26th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Started clones for everything except COMIS – running long (again).
    • Added forty (40) tapes to the scratch pool.
    • Reclaimed 17 tapes for the vaults.
    • Dropped the max retention on stornode4 from 22 days to 15 days.
      This is in the hopes of not filling up the AFTDs every other weekend.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One issue – resolved.
    • Dev code – has not been triggered yet, but
      • Every place in the code that calls the SOR check
        is reporting the flip-flop for 33 entries.
      • Therefore, when go-live, need to update those 33 in process.
      • Took this code live – 33 TMP employees who are HQF students
        will now be claimed as SOR Student.
    • IPv6 firewall rules updated for new loadbalancers.
    • Start process for adding ITS#8444 fix to OpenLDAP RPM.

22. September 2017: Freitag

Posted: September 25th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape 120845L4 returned from Qualstar – added to Scratch Pool.
    • Backup POC equipment successfully wiped, boxed, ready for shipping.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Still dealing with PeopleSoft “duplicated netid” issue
      – appears to be logic bomb hidden in the way the “do not reuse” list
      is generated from table A, but LDAP’s answer updates table B.
    • One update issue – resolved.

21. September 2017: Donnerstag

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape Vaulting: 120 & 120.
    • Clean up after the clone processes.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • One issue: found, prepared to resolve tonight.
    • Dev: mucking with assigning SOR values.
    • Answering HR question that should not be able to happen.

20. September 2017: Mittwoch

Posted: September 21st, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Deal with Backup POC cleanup – data wipe, day 3.
    • FSGen3 clones completed at 22:00.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Clean up a lifetime email incomplete setup.
  • General:
    • RHEL7 with iptables and ip6tables (instead of firewalld)
      startup issue. Found solution.

19. September 2017: Dienstag

Posted: September 20th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Tape clones completed at 18:09 yesterday.
    • Reclaimed five (5) tapes for the vaults.
    • Disk clones completed at 08:12.
    • Tape Drive *a164c (1310270574) thinks it is loaded…
      • dump it.
      • Send dump (and email messages about not being installed) to Qualstar
      • power off, reseat, power on… seems to be working now…
      • Qualstar says dump is clean – monitor it for further issues.
    • COMIS clones completed at 12:15.
    • Backup POC cleanup – continue wipe test equipment.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Working on VACC request.
    • updating carcajou caused syncrepl panic. UGH.
    • ldaprw moved to carcajou.
    • ldap servers all updated with new ACLs and Schema.

18. September 2017: Montag

Posted: September 19th, 2017 by fcs

Today’s Activities:

  • Backups:
    • Backup Maintenance Day.
    • Reclaimed twelve (12) tapes for the vaults.
    • Started clones for the week.
    • Backup POC cleanup – wipe test equipment.
  • LDAP/Accounts:
    • Resolved six issues while out on vacation.
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