RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 16/08/2010

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Work previous week

  • Matthew:
    • Installed and successfully tested 3rd party xrootd copying (xrd3cp)
    • Depmon + CoD work
    • Installed the fixed gdss469,473 into lhcbNonProd
    • Chasing ALICE+LHCb about testing preprod
    • Fixed problem preventing ALICE contacting xroot redirector
    • New page for tracking issues/observations throughtout 2.1.9 testing.
  • Shaun:
    • A/L
  • Chris:
    • A/L
  • Richard:
    • More work on 2.1.9 functional tests
    • Logging results from ditto into a WIKI page
    • Checking remaining "non-runners" in functional test-suite
  • Brian:
    • ..
  • Jens:
    • Updated CIP code for 2.2.0 release

Operations Issues

  • Crons weren't running on Atlas SRM machines - they had been turned off manually before the last intervention and hadn't been turned on again. Aging CRLs were noticed before any problems occurred and the crons were restarted.


  • DB disk array crashed again on Thursday for unknown reasons. We will replace the disk array on 17/8/10.

Blocking issues

  • None

Planned, Scheduled and Cancelled Interventions

Entries in/planned to go to GOCDB None

Advanced Planning

  • Upgrade to 2.1.8/2.1.9 2010


  • Castor on Call person: Chris
  • Staff absences:
    • ..