Cleaning up /tmp

Well, I just looked into /tmp on one of our boxes and noticed that SSHd left behind some (try 400) directories .. Now, I could use a simple rm -rf /tmp/ssh-*, but I didn’t want to kill my current agent forward file.

After looking at the man-page of find, I stumbled about -mtime. And that seems to work out quite well. is going away

For those of you, still using my binary packages. It’s just a waste of disk space for me (6.8G to be exact), so I decided to remove them. I’m gonna give people one week to grab yourself a copy. I’m gonna keep the bashrc and all the other stuff I wrote back when I was still interested in binary packages, but the binary packages are gonna vanish!

Again, grab yourself a copy if you need them, at some point next week (probably on Friday), I’m simply gonna rm -rf them.

Tivoli Storage Manager Client and Microsoft Cluster Services

Well, I just had another look at our client scheduler services on our Microsoft Cluster. A while back we noticed that those scheduler services were going nuts after some time. Well, as it turns out, I can tell why. Microsoft Cluster Services have a feature called registration replication, which replicates a given key, if changed when the resource is online, to all connected cluster nodes.

Now, we added the obvious registry key to the settings of our cluster resources for the scheduler services (SOFTWAREIBMADSMCurrentVersionBackupClientNodes<TSM NODE NAME>) and the scheduler service would use the same registry key to store it’s passwords. But it seems we were far off with that assumption.

The scheduler service uses another registry key, it’s quite similar to the one the GUI is using, but it’s different enough (SOFTWAREIBMADSMCurrentVersionNodes<TSM NODE NAME>).