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 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.

Server updates on 2018jan31 were successful

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

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday January 31, 2018

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, January 31, 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 2018jan05 were successful

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

coxeter and sphere updates on Wednesday October 11, 2017

The departmental servers coxeter and sphere will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, October 11, 2017 which will require rebooting (the 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 4:45pm.

coxeter and sphere updates on Wednesday September 27, 2017

The departmental servers coxeter and sphere will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, September 27, 2017 which will require rebooting (the 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.

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday September 20, 2017

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, September 20, 2017 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.

Web (www) server update at 3:45pm on Wednesday August 30, 2017

An update of the web server, www, will be applied and the server will be rebooted starting at approximately 3:45pm on Wednesday, Aug 30. Some updates will be applied somewhat earlier if it appears that the impact on the system should be minimal, so minor software issues may be noticed. 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 that the web server will be back up by 4:30pm if there are no unforeseen problems.

 

Mail server update at 3:45pm on Wednesday July 19, 2017

An update of the mail server will be applied and the server will be rebooted starting at approximately 3:45pm today, Wednesday, Jul 19.  Some updates will be applied somewhat earlier if it appears that the impact on the system should be minimal, so minor software issues may be noticed.  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 that the mail server will be back up in less than 10 minutes if there are no unforeseen problems.