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.

Server updates on 2018may16 were successful

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

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.

Old hardware available as is (before disposal)

We have many (29) old monitors which are small and/or old (at least 10 years), 5 old printers and 2 boxes of 3.5″ floppy disks which we will be giving to the swap shop after the end of this week.

If you are interested in any of this then we can show you the hardware and you are invited to take some home.  This is “as is”…we don’t know if anything works, what resolution the monitors are, if toner cartridges are still available for the printers, etc.  We can only provide power cords and a video cable if you want a monitor.

Please email requests@math.toronto.edu if you would like to see any of this.

Server updates on 2018jan31 were successful

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

Server updates on 2018jan05 were successful

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

Bahen and 215 Huron Power Shutdowns starting at 7pm on January 3, 2018

A major electrical shutdown has been scheduled by the University.  Bahen  will have a complete power shutdown on:

Wednesday January 3, 2018 starting at 8:30pm and ending at 8:30am the next day

All the departmental systems (coxeter, sphere, mail, web, etc.) will be brought down starting at 7:00pm before the outage and brought back up the following morning.  We estimate that things should be back to normal by about 9:30am.

We will also have to shutdown the machines in 215 Huron since there will be several brief (less than 1 minute) power interruptions in that building during that time.

In the event that special circumstances arise then, if time permits, a notice will be posted here.