RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 15/10/2012

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Operations News

  • Faster deletion rates in 2.1.12 (a good thing) lead to an unexpected jump in free space after the ATLAS upgrade. Until we understood this, the LHCb upgrade was postponed (again)
  • Federated xroot is now enabled on CMS
  • A proposal for cleaning up the CASTOR Quattor templates will be presented at tomorrow's Quattor clinic.
  • The decision has been made to move /etc/crontab from Puppet to Quattor control. All CASTOR configuration files will remain under Puppet control.

Operations Problems

  • Andrew Lahiff has reported continuing tape reporting discrepancies in the CIP (RT#103067). Investigations are ongoing.

Blocking Issues


Planned, Scheduled and Cancelled Interventions

Entries in/planned to go to GOCDB

Description Start End Type Affected VO(s) Lead by
2.1.12-10 Stager upgrade 16/10/12 08:00 16/10/12 14:00 Downtime CMS Matthew
2.1.12-10 Stager upgrade 23/10/12 08:00 23/10/12 14:00 Downtime LHCb Matthew
2.1.12-10 Stager upgrade 30/10/12 08:00 30/10/12 14:00 Downtime Gen Matthew

Advanced Planning


  • Test and certify 2.1.13-05 with simplified Quattor templates


  • Upgrade stagers to 2.1.13 and central services (NS,CUPV,VDQM) from 2.1.11 to 2.1.13


  • Castor on Call person
    • Chris
  • Staff absence/out of the office:
    • ..