Chebucto Suite Workshop
1998 09 08 Chase 4:30 pm
The Big Switch
A mailing list went wild on Friday and filled up the mail partition with
a debug file of 300 MB.
Users' mailboxes were corrupted when attempting to write out the
A combined effort by Kassiem, Michael, David Potter and others was
able to bring the problem under control, and repair the approximately 200
mailboxes affected, using at least 6 hours of volunteer time.
Several questions were raised by this incident:
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How is it that several users have their mail forwarded to themselves? (It
was understood that the script should prevent that from occurring.)
How can we improve communication among the various methods that problems
are reported (office telephone and e-mail, helpdoc, userhelp, postmaster,
Consider if more items in Pine configuration should be locked in the
configuration file pine-conf-fixed.
The BIG Switch
Issues remaining before undertaking the switch
The actual switch will be performed Saturday, if satisfactory testing
are achieved between Wednesday and Friday.
TQ - needs fixes and parameters, but not show stopper. Locate
uses of tty names.
quotas are set
lynxexec and lynxprog links that may need updating
Lines - Kassiem will configure 6744 lines to halifax for immediate
11 lines will be configured to chebucto to boost access.
networking - Kassiem will find procedure for setting up virtual interfaces
from DT, notify NOC as needed
news - Ed and others will test tin on halifax.
Decision time is Friday afternoon. If the decision is made to go, we
will retain old chebucto in condition to allow immediate reversion should
it become needed over the next few days, and of course, to allow backing
out of the transfer if necessary.
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Shut off logins around 6:00 am Saturday.
Warn users that editing access to the info tree will not be saved until
the system is brought up.
begin copying info tree to halifax. (approx. 2 hr)
when info tree copy is complete, logout remaining users
copy home files (approx. 2 hr), apply fixes to info tree, update
when copy complete, dismount chebucto to halifax mounts, shutdown chebucto
networking, establish virtual interface on halifax as chebucto.
Test system operations as chebucto and halifax
shutdown halifax and chebucto, transfer memory, SCSI interface, terminal
restart halifax, test
adjust tq parameters
reconfigure 6744 lines as PPP
Monitor for problems, follow-up as necessary.