UTORmail migration update

The UTORmail migration to UTmail+ is tentatively scheduled to start at 5pm on Wednesday July 4, 2018.  The migration should be finished by 9am on Thursday morning.  UTORmail users will not be able to access that system during the migration time.

If you have been forwarding your UTORmail (@utoronto.ca email) to your departmental email (@math.toronto.edu or @math.utoronto.ca) then that will be automatically preserved when the UTORmail system is replaced by an Office 365 email system (called UTmail+ at UofT).

You can check if you are forwarding your UTORmail by going to https://utorid.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/utorid/modify.pl.

If you have been using another email system (such as Gmail or Mac Mail) to access your UTORmail account (via IMAP) then that will no longer work after the migration.  You can see http://help.ic.utoronto.ca/content/3/1897/en/utmail-configuring-thunderbird-windows.html for an example of configuring IMAP access to UTmail+ if you still wish to do that.

Departmental webserver, www, update today at 2pm

The departmental webserver, www, will be updated today, Monday June 4, 2018 at 2pm. This should take at most a half-hour and during the upgrade time the main departmental website will be unavailable at times.

UTORmail to Office 365 Migration

The last phase of the University’s migration to Office 365 (locally called UTmail+), moving the old UTORmail accounts prior to the decommissioning of that service, will take place soon.  An email has been sent to the list of UTORmail accounts of people in our department that was sent to us.  You do not have to do anything about this and it does not affect your departmental email.

Here is the information that was send earlier about the migration:

Office 365 Migration on Dec 6, 2017 at 5pm

Server updates on 2018may23 were successful

The departmental servers appear to be working fine after the updates this afternoon.

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday May 23, 2018

Because of the continuing Spectre branch prediction vulnerabilities in modern microprocessors yet another update of the departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will be applied on Wednesday afternoon, May 23, 2018 which will require rebooting (most servers will be unavailable starting at 4:15pm). Since some updates will be applied while the servers are still up there may be some temporary issues with some software. We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing systems down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems. Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate). We expect the systems to be back up by 5:00pm.

Server updates on 2018may16 were successful

The departmental servers appear to be working fine after the updates this afternoon.

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday May 16, 2018

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, May 16, 2018 which will require rebooting (most servers will be unavailable starting at 4:15pm). Since some updates will be applied while the servers are still up there may be some temporary issues with some software. We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing systems down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems. Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate). We expect the systems to be back up by 5:00pm.

Mail server update on Wednesday Mar 7, 2018 from 3pm-5pm

The mail server will be taken offline on Wednesday Mar 7, 2018 starting at 3pm for a hardware and software update.  We will be adding some extra diskspace to the server and also implementing a newer RAID configuration for the disks.  We expect to be back up by 5pm at the latest.

Mail server is back online

The mail server update ran into an issue (the Puremessage spam-filtering system would not start) that made finishing before 5pm infeasible so the update was cancelled.  We now expect that we can avoid that particular issue and will reschedule the update at a later date.

Mail server update on Wednesday Feb 28, 2018 from 3pm-5pm

The mail server will be taken offline on Wednesday Feb 28, 2018 starting at 3pm for a hardware and software update.  We will be adding some extra diskspace to the server and also implementing a newer RAID configuration for the disks.  We expect to be back up by 5pm at the latest.