[downtime] CS Storage Downtime, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 05:00-08:00

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (05:00-08:00)

Who is affected:
All users of the CS department computing.

What is happening:
We are upgrading our storage operating system, which requires for CS
storage to be rebooted. All services that depend upon access to storage
will be unavailable, including – cycle servers, ionic cluster, web content,
home directories, CIFS, etc.

Why is it happening:
This is necessary in order to fix numerous bugs on our file system.

We will post updates to the status page: http://www.csstaff.org
as necessary.

If this downtime will cause you undue hardship, please contact
csstaff@cs.princeton.edu immediately, so we can discuss options to reduce
any negative impact. Your patience is appreciated.

Sincerely,
CS Staff
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Update – 08:05 – An unexpected problem with the wrap-up up this morning’s maintenance has resulted in a widespread outage of CS Department Services. We are working to restore service ASAP.

Update – 09:02 – We are still working to restore service ASAP.

Update – 09:20 – We are in the process of bringing services back online. We will have another update at 9:45.

Update – 09:48 – Most services are now back online. We should have everything restored by 10:00.

Update – 10:14 – A few services are still coming up. SMTP server is not up yet so sending email is not working. You can use webmail.cs.princeton.edu to send and receive email.

Update – 10:50 – SMTP service is now working.