Work: After thinking seriously about using amanda for a small set of servers, we all thought it would be a pretty overkill, and that a nice little script could fill the DDS4 tapes as well. I patched hostdump, so it produces dated Label files even the dumbest bonobo monkey could understand, and patched the test routines, which weren't (or better, they were only) network aware). The result can be found here. This pretty much backs up my idea that shell scripts should be no longer than 200 lines. After setting up the backup solution on a dell server, I tried to do the same on a proliant ml370. Alas, no way to get the "integrated dual ultra 3 wide" SCSI controller to work. After 5 hours mangling with kernel code, I found out on the compaq page that it would not work :(. Why is something like that not stated in the INSTALL Howto?
Misc. Stuff: LISP is really fun, I should add LISP support to my crossplatform testing machine (khan, the big HP/UX server). I'm pretty satisfied by the setup: khan is a CVS server, and periodically checks out the source into a testbuild directory. I then just have to switch on one of the unix machines, to configure, make or imake myself a virtual build tree, test, patch, and check in. I'll have to setup some qnx, beos, macosx and windows boxen to get my source to compile on them too (maybe on the VMSCluster too? :).
Second entry: Cleaned up Wormhole a bit, and wrote my "Design Specifications". Moving to my girlfriend's, and hibernating for the whole week-end :)