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.

Updates at 3:45pm on Wednesday July 12, 2017

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, July 12, 2017 which will require rebooting (most servers will be unavailable starting at 3:45pm). 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 4:30pm.

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday June 21, 2017

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, ptr, and blog/wiki servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, June 21, 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.

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday May 31, 2017

coxeter and the mail server will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, May 31, 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 March 29, 2017

coxeter and the escalator server will have software updates applied tomorrow Wednesday afternoon, March 29, 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.

mail server update at 4:15pm on Wednesday March 8, 2017

The departmental mail server will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, March 8, 2017 which will require rebooting (the server will be unavailable starting at 4:15pm). Since some updates will be applied while the mail server is 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 the system 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 mail server to be back up by 5:00pm.

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday March 1, 2017

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the web, share, ptr, and blog/wiki servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, March 1, 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.

We will also be moving some network switches to a UPS (in order to handle minor power outages) so some departmental servers (such as the mail server) will temporarily not be reachable during this update time.

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday January 11, 2017

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the web, share, ptr, and blog/wiki servers will have software updates applied tomorrow Wednesday afternoon, January 11, 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.

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Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday November 23, 2016

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, ptr, and blog/wiki servers will have software updates applied today Wednesday afternoon, November 23, 2016 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.

 

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday October 26, 2016

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, ptr, and blog/wiki servers will have software updates applied today Wednesday afternoon, October 26, 2016 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.