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Announcements about upcoming scheduled maintenance.

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ibm-gpfs.jpg The GPFS hardware is scheduled to be moved starting May 23rd @ 06:30am. Please check this page on the day of the move for periodic status updates...

... and so it begins...

05:45: Prep work for the move has begun. We are working to ensure that the most critical services remain active during the file ...

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ibm-gpfs.jpg In just under two weeks, Tstaff will be physically moving our GPFS file system hardware from CIT 531 to the datacenter in the basement of the CIT. The purge of the upstairs machine rooms is the culmination of nearly two years of work by Tstaff. We will be shutting down GPFS @ 6:30am to begin ...

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owncloud.png We are migrating the background data store for the ownCloud file syncing service today. The service will be offline while we perform a final sync. We estimate the final sync will take about an hour and a half, at which time we will enable the service again.

07:36: Taking the service offline for final ...

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openvpn.png We downgraded one of our VPN servers to the previous version debian, in hopes that this version of OpenVPN doesn't suffer from the file handle leak bug. This morning, we failed our VPN service to this downgraded server. So far, it looks like this version is immune from the bug. We are going to ...

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filemaker.jpeg We have just been informed of the following by CIS:

"Due to scheduled maintenance, FileMaker A will be unavailable on 3/15/2016 from 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM.  During this time, you will not be able to access databases hosted on Brown's FileMaker A server, either using FileMaker or via a ...

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postgresql.png Tstaff will be upgrading the OS on the backend servers providing database service, for a number of our production services, starting at 07:30 on Tuesday, March 15th. This will affect: the CS website, CS email lists, our problem ticket system (RT), CS wikis, instant messaging service, and a variety of Tstaff utlitilies. Assuming all ...

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Linux Security Reboot

Tstaff will be performing a department-wide reboot of Linux desktop machines at 5:30am tomorrow, Wednesday, January 20th, to apply an urgent security patch. Please be sure to log out of your machines before then.

A major vulnerability was announced today in versions 3.8 and higher of the Linux kernel. The details may be ...

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filemaker.jpeg We've been informed by CIS that

FileMaker A will be unavailable on 12/3/2015 at 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM. During this time, you will not be able to use access to databases hosted on Brown's FileMaker A server, either using FileMaker or via a web site.

If you experience ...