RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 16/12/2013

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Operations News

  • The disk servers with reduced CASTOR overhead of 1% have started to become full. No problems have been observed yet. We plan to roll this new limit out to all disk servers in the new year.
  • The new ElasticSearch-based CASTOR logging system is running smoothly against preprod, we plan to run a test against the GEN instance during the second half of next week.
  • The testing of CASTOR 2.1.14 is ongoing. Applying the upgrade to the certification instance is planned next week.

Operations Problems

  • A number very old files have been found to be missing during the ATLAS file rename campaign. Alastair assures us that these are appearing at a rate comparable to other Tier 1s.
  • We still have O(100) pending transfers stuck in the ATLAS transfermanager and a few in the others.

Blocking Issues

  • none

Planned, Scheduled and Cancelled Interventions

Entries in/planned to go to GOCDB

  • none

Advanced Planning


  • CASTOR 2.1.14 + SL5/6 testing
  • The separation of the Facilities and Tier 1 networks is planned during the first two weeks of January.


  • none


  • Castor on Call person
    • Matthew
  • Staff absence/out of the office:
    • All staff at team away day Mon/Tue