Dispatches From The Geeks

News and Announcements from the MCS Systems Group

File Server Maintenance, Saturday Dec 17

The file server maintenance we postponed in October will be taking place on this coming Saturday, Dec 17 from 9AM onward (all day) to finally migrate the rest of our unix homes off the aging file server onto our new one. To do this, we need to functionally take the home filesystem offline. During this period, all home filesystems will be read-only, and will be unavailable for stretches of time.

This will not affect e-mail, web, or other services beyond the MCS linux computing infrastructure (https://wiki.mcs.anl.gov/IT/index.php/Linux). During this period, you will not be able to save any files to your home directory, and may not be able to login to any MCS workstations or compute servers, including login.mcs.anl.gov. After the migration is complete, all linux workstations and compute servers that use this home directory server will be rebooted.

If this poses an inconvenience to you that would require us to reschedule this, please let us know now. I will make another announcement on Thursday unless we reschedule due to your requests or issues we encounter in the prep for this.



Written by Craig Stacey

December 12, 2016 at 11:06 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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