WHAT is going on:
Please be advised that IT Infrastructure Services will be conducting central storage maintenance to continue to improve the stability and performance of the storage systems. This maintenance may cause brief intermittent outages of access to central storage, so please attempt to minimize utilizing your home directory or network file shares during the maintenance window described below.
WHEN it will happen:
The scheduled storage maintenance will be from Friday May 9, 2014 at 8:00pm to Saturday May 10, 2014 at 8:00am.
WHY are we doing this:
The performance and stability of the new central storage system is our top concern. We sincerely feel that you – the faculty, staff, and students – deserve the most affordable, stable, versatile, and highly-performing storage system available. IT management and staff have been working closely with our storage vendor and together we have developed a detailed quality improvement plan. This maintenance window will allow us to implement the many improvements in this plan with the least amount of negative impact on users.
WHOM will this affect:
The storage system undergoing maintenance affects all campus home directories, most academic and research shares, and most administrative data. All students, staff, and faculty may see intermittent access loss to their home directories during this maintenance window. This maintenance will not affect storage attached to the Superior High Performance Cluster nor any other locally-attached storage.