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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:

Donated equipment from Aristotle International

-srepetsk

  • Rack space
  • Power requirements
    • Additional UPSs?
    • Red plugs
  • Equipment usage
  • Site placement - syslab, 119s, etc

Backups

  • 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>".
  • Off-site backup

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

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

No HA will be implemented until all systems are stable and functioning normally. (Determined at the Lunch Meetings)

Additional "Services" To offer

  • Postgresql
  • Form submission on tjhsst.edu/admin/ or tjhsst.edu/syslab or papers on the wall for web accounts, mysql stuff, etc.

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