HOME, COLLAB, and COURSES down for maintenance
HOME, COLLAB, and COURSES will be unavailable for up to 2 hours
Date: Friday, October 12th, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Sponsored by: Information Technology Service
Contact: Sean Azelton, x4729
The following servers will be unavailable for up to 2 hours, starting at 8:00 pm on Friday, 12 Oct 2012:
HOME file server (nethome.ads.carleton.edu)
COLLAB file server (collab.ads.carleton.edu)
COURSES file server (courses.ads.carleton.edu
NETFILE1 file server
NETFILE5 file server
During this maintenance window, these servers will not be available, from on-campus nor off-campus. (This maintenance will provide better reliability for these servers.)
We anticipate that the servers will be up and running again by 10:00 pm.
While we normally reserve this kind of work for times when classes are not in session, this is a good time to address a complicated interaction of software systems that run on these network drives. The goal is to prevent problems from happening or recurring. The timing is also concurrent with other, regularly-scheduled Friday evening maintenance.
If you are logged into any of these servers (or have mounted any of them) when the maintenance begins, you will not be able to read or write to them. This may cause you to lose changes to documents you are editing, if you try to save them to any folder on HOME, COLLAB or COURSES.
During this maintenance, we recommend you save your work to a local drive (e.g., the hard drive on your personal computer, or the Scratch Disk on a Public Lab computer).
See below for screenshots of messages you may see on Public Lab machines during this maintenance timeframe.
If you have any questions or problems with this maintenance, please contact the ITS helpdesk at x5999 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you log into a Public Lab machine while Collab and other network drives are unavailable, you may see a message like this:
If you are working on a Mac, and have one or more network drives mounted when they become unavailable, you may see a message like this:
If you are working on a Windows machine, and have one or more network drives mounted when they become unavailable, you may see a message like this:
If you have any questions or problems with computing at Carleton, please contact the ITS helpdesk at x5999 or via email at email@example.com
(This notice was also posted on 14 Sept 2012.)