[downtime] Emergency CIFS/SMB Server Downtime, Monday, June 11, 2018, 14:00-15:00

Date: Monday, June 11, 2018 (14:00-15:00)

Who is affected:
Users of the CS Department CIFS/SMB file server service.

What is happening:
One node of our file server cluster will be rebooted, so some CIFS/SMB file
shares may be unavailable during the reboot. Most clients should be

If you find your CIFS/SMB connection is hung or disconnected, wait a few
minutes and then attempt to reconnect.

Why is it happening:
A firmware bug in the file server has caused a destabilizing failure in one
of the nodes. As a result, that node needs to be rebooted. During the
reboot, some CIFS/SMB service will be disrupted, but all other functions of
the file server should failover to other nodes and continue uninterrupted.

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.
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