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On Wednesday, March 30th starting at 7am, we will be restarting the departmental NFS and CIFS cluster to flush their DNS caches. 

For linux users, each NFS server restart can potentially cause a brief 90 second NFS blip for departmental linux machines. Please do not leave any unsaved files open during this time.

For Windows users, each CIFS server restart will cause the Windows desktop and network drive mapping to hang.  Please log off your Windows machine prior to the maintenance window.

Normal operation will resume by 8am the latest on Wednesday, March 30th.