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REMIDER: 11/12/2016 File Server Reboot

File Server Reboot on Saturday, November 12th from 10:AM until 12 Noon

In order to apply important system updates and security patches we will be rebooting the file server called sto10.mcs.anl.gov this Saturday morning. We expect the work to take no more than an hour to complete but are scheduling a 2 hour “outage window” so we have time to take care of any unanticipated problems.

What do you need to do?
Before the outage begins you should suspend any automated scripts or processes that would access any of the subdirectories of the affected NFS mountpoints, (listed below). You should save any work you are doing in them and try to get any active terminal sessions out of the affected mountpoints. If you need advice on how to do this contact the CELS Help Desk
After the outage is over (indicated by our “all-clear” messages) you may need to reboot your work stations or log out and back in to your open ssh or terminal sessions.

If you feel that this outage window is unacceptable get in touch with us immediately so we can try to address your needs.

What are we doing?
We are shutting down and rebooting the file server named sto10.mcs.anl.gov

Why are we doing this?
There are a number of important operating system, security and service software updates available for the system.

When are we doing this?
We will begin work at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 16, 2016

What services will be affected?
The UNIX NFS mounted “project directories” (listed below) will be offline for the duration of the outage.

How long will the outage last?
We anticipate that the outage will only last for about an hour, but it could be offline for up to 2 hours.

How will you know that the service is back online?
We will send an “all clear” message to this list, as well as a notice via twitter ( follow us at @mcssys ) and an update to the “Dispatches from the Geeks” blog https://mcssys.wordpress.com/

Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience

List of NFS mountpoints that will be OFFLINE during the outage:



Written by Craig Stacey

November 11, 2016 at 11:03 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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