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If there is anything that needs to be/should be discussed in a sysadmin meeting, please list it here - also, if you add something to a topic, remember to add your username to the section:
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If there is anything that needs to be/should be discussed in a sysadmin meeting, please list it here.
  
 
===Donated equipment from Aristotle International===
 
===Donated equipment from Aristotle International===
-[[User:srepetsk|srepetsk]]
 
 
 
*Rack space
 
*Rack space
 
*Power requirements
 
*Power requirements
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===Backups===
 
===Backups===
 
*Full backup system that handles most (all if possible) data in the lab - "protect the data"
 
*Full backup system that handles most (all if possible) data in the lab - "protect the data"
*Online backups for AFS (yesterday directory) - uses COW, so this doesn't take much storage if done regularly. Use "vos backupsys <volprefix>".
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**Mainly a policy about how often the backup should be run.
*Off-site backup
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*AFS Backups (more than .backup volumes)
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**Integrate with the big backup system, or run separately?
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*"Off-site" backups?
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**Would actually need to be "offsite," not ten feet from the edge of the lab (119s).
  
 
===Cleanup of AFS===
 
===Cleanup of AFS===
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*Audit permissions on all directories, including web, etc
 
*Audit permissions on all directories, including web, etc
 
*Other cleanup tasks
 
*Other cleanup tasks
 
===High availability / load balancing===
 
*Currently we have almost zero high availability for most services, this needs to change - also, we need to test high availability functions for services in which it supposedly should work
 
*Mysql
 
*Apache
 
*Kerberos (does it work?)
 
*Iodine
 
*Remote - loadbalanced and high availability
 
*Workstation service ip, so I can ssh to workstation, and it will redirect me to the workstation with the lowest load?
 
*Zimbra (can we make it work, even though the "community" edition does not include it)
 
*Other services
 
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No HA will be implemented until all systems are stable and functioning normally.
 
(Determined at the Lunch Meetings)
 
  
 
===Additional "Services" To offer===
 
===Additional "Services" To offer===
 
*Postgresql
 
*Postgresql
*Form submission on tjhsst.edu/admin/ or tjhsst.edu/syslab or papers on the wall for web accounts, mysql stuff, etc.
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*Online form submission (iodine or otherwise)
  
 
===Enable Dynamic Power Savings Mode on Intel HPs===
 
===Enable Dynamic Power Savings Mode on Intel HPs===
 
*Note to Lee: I have had no bad experiences with laptop power savings features (from an ancient P1 Toshiba to a 1-2 yr old IBM) and I was unable to find any problems online (either with laptops or with HP's) after a quick Google search.  Please provide some links.  FYI it is OS-independent.
 
*Note to Lee: I have had no bad experiences with laptop power savings features (from an ancient P1 Toshiba to a 1-2 yr old IBM) and I was unable to find any problems online (either with laptops or with HP's) after a quick Google search.  Please provide some links.  FYI it is OS-independent.
 
*[http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/ilo/power-regulator.html HP's website]
 
*[http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/ilo/power-regulator.html HP's website]
 
===Storage Arrays/VM Space===
 
* Zimbra (Franklin) down to 3.6G free out of 40G - approximately 2 weeks left until it must be moved
 
* Royal at 11G, Fiord at 9.1G
 

Revision as of 16:26, 1 March 2008

If there is anything that needs to be/should be discussed in a sysadmin meeting, please list it here.

Donated equipment from Aristotle International

  • Rack space
  • Power requirements
    • Additional UPSs
    • Red plugs (Not happening any time soon)
  • Equipment usage
  • Site placement - syslab, 119s, etc

Backups

  • Full backup system that handles most (all if possible) data in the lab - "protect the data"
    • Mainly a policy about how often the backup should be run.
  • AFS Backups (more than .backup volumes)
    • Integrate with the big backup system, or run separately?
  • "Off-site" backups?
    • Would actually need to be "offsite," not ten feet from the edge of the lab (119s).

Cleanup of AFS

  • Clean the service directory
    • Archive everything that is no longer in use
    • Archive everything that is no longer useful
  • One home directory per user
  • Web-docs volumes?
  • Audit permissions on all directories, including web, etc
  • Other cleanup tasks

Additional "Services" To offer

  • Postgresql
  • Online form submission (iodine or otherwise)

Enable Dynamic Power Savings Mode on Intel HPs

  • Note to Lee: I have had no bad experiences with laptop power savings features (from an ancient P1 Toshiba to a 1-2 yr old IBM) and I was unable to find any problems online (either with laptops or with HP's) after a quick Google search. Please provide some links. FYI it is OS-independent.
  • HP's website