... until the collector arrives ...

This "blog" is really just a scratchpad of mine. There is not much of general interest here. Most of the content is scribbled down "live" as I discover things I want to remember. I rarely go back to correct mistakes in older entries. You have been warned :)


The AIX has developed a problem during backups.  It signals an error part way through -- tape write error at x feet.  We have power-cycled the unit, cleaned the heads, tried brand new tapes.  Nothing has corrected it.  Since the AIX is no longer under a service contract, and since we will be retiring the AIX very soon, we have disabled the backup procedure.  The only services that remain on the AIX at this time are DNS, WWW, and BACKUP_SETUP.  DNS will be moved to SOL.  WWW is about to be contracted out to a third party.  BACKUP_SETUP can be reproduced simply elsewhere -- say Javascript on a web page?

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