Thursday 20 July, 2017

CSBS Computing Scheduled Downtime

Servers and network equipment will often need software and hardware upgrades, preventative maintenance, system reconfiguration and enhancements that cannot be completed on "live" systems to keep them operating as intended.

CSBS Computing schedules a monthly downtime period in which any service may be taken offline for updates. This will occur the evening of the 3rd Thursday each month. The downtime window will begin at 10PM and continue until 6AM the following day.

As of June of 2017, the next 12 scheduled downtime dates are:

    06/15/2017 10PM to 6AM
    07/20/2017 10PM to 6AM
    08/17/2017 10PM to 6AM
    09/21/2017 10PM to 6AM
    10/19/2017 10PM to 6AM
    11/16/2017 10PM to 6AM
    12/21/2017 10PM to 6AM
    01/18/2018 10PM to 6AM
    02/15/2018 10PM to 6AM
    03/15/2018 10PM to 6AM
    04/19/2018 10PM to 6AM
    05/17/2018 10PM to 6AM

Although each downtime may go unnoticed for workstations, please take the following precautions:

  • If you are planning to use your workstation between the hours of 10pm and 6am during a Scheduled Downtime, you may lose network connectivity and access to enabling services. Save your work local and often. After the downtime, please transfer your valuable data to networked storage so it can be backed up.
  • If you are connected remotely during the maintenance period you may be disconnected to allow an update or reboot to continue.
  • If you do not plan to work during the maintenance periods, please do not shut down your computer, but do log off of the workstation.
  • Do not schedule overnight processing jobs on your workstation or the core research servers during these downtimes.

 

CSBS Computing will not send notices for scheduled maintenance downtime. Should the need arise for an additional scheduled downtime, email notification and/or network messages will be sent with as much notice as possible.

 

Upcoming scheduled downtimes can be found in our website announcements.