Emergency Downtime: Tue, Nov 25, 2008

TODAY, Tuesday, November 25, 2008, we will have an emergency downtime from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST (note time).

During this time we will be shutting down our infrastructure so that we can (1) revert to a previous version of the software on our faulty file system, and (2) move some of our service/infrastructure file systems to a temporary volume on an alternate file server.

We are taking these actions to help alleviate some of the file system problems we are experiencing. These changes should make the department web sites, FC 010 lab, moodle, and CVS more stable. Accessing the project file space should be no worse than it is now; our expectation is that it will be better, but still under par.

Update 1:42pm: Systems are back on-line. With additional information and upon further consideration, we opted to only perform part (2) above at this time. The department web sites, FC 010 lab, moodle, and CVS should be more stable and more responsive. We postponed reverting the file system software to allow our vendor additional time to debug the problem. We are likely to revert to a previous state early tomorrow morning.