[Faccus] Reminder: Offline on Sun April 29th 9am-11am: UW homepage and some academic-support department websites

Pat Lafranier pllafranier at uwaterloo.ca
Fri Apr 27 12:12:34 EDT 2012


Reminder that this Sunday from 9am-11am the UW homepage and some academic-support department websites that aren't in the WCMS will be offline. A 'splash page' will be displayed.

Pat

From: Pat Lafranier
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 9:14 AM
To: 'uwweb at mailman.uwaterloo.ca'; admin-support at lists.uwaterloo.ca; 'faccus at lists.uwaterloo.ca' (faccus at lists.uwaterloo.ca)
Cc: Brandon Sweet (bbgsweet at uwaterloo.ca)
Subject: Offline on Sun April 29th 9am-11am: UW homepage and some academic-support department websites

If you think you saw this before, you are correct! The April 1st maintenance had to be rescheduled to Sunday, April 29th.

The UW homepage and websites hosted on info.uwaterloo.ca will be offline due to maintenance from 9am-11am on Sunday, April 29th. These sites include academic-support departments that are not in the WCMS. A 'splash page' will be displayed to our website visitors during this outage.

Please note that faculty sites and sites now in the WCMS will not be affected.

----- email from Shawn Winnington-Ball of IST follows ---------

<This maintenance period is being rescheduled due to technical problems that arose early in the maintenance window on April 1st, 2012>

The production web server info.uwaterloo.ca will be taken offline to apply server firmware and operating system updates on Sunday, April 29th 2012 from 0900 to 1100. During this period web services hosted in info.uwaterloo.ca will not be available, and a splash page will alert visitors to the outage.

Of note, the PHP installation will be upgraded to 5.3.10 to address security concerns. This will require testing to ensure backwards incompatible changes in PHP 5.3 do not affect the function and integrity of PHP-driven sites hosted on info. We have been running sanity checks against existing code in the new environment and will be in contact with site owners to assist with any necessary code changes.

Please contact swball at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:swball at uwaterloo.ca> with any concerns or questions about this maintenance that you might have.



From: Pat Lafranier
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 12:26 PM
Subject: Offline on Sunday 9am-11am: UW homepage and some academic-support department websites

The UW homepage and websites hosted on info.uwaterloo.ca will be offline due to maintenance from 9am-11am this Sunday, April 1st (no fooling!). These sites include academic-support departments that are not in the WCMS. A 'splash page' will be displayed to our website visitors during this outage.

Please note that faculty sites and sites now in the WCMS will not be affected.

----email that was sent earlier to webmasters for all sites affected follows ----

The production web server info.uwaterloo.ca will be taken offline to apply server firmware and operating system updates on Sunday, April 1st 2012 from 0900 to 1100. During this period web services will not be available, and a splash page will alert visitors to the outage.

Of note, the PHP installation will be upgraded to 5.3.10 to address security concerns. This will require testing to ensure backwards incompatible changes in PHP 5.3 do not affect the function and integrity of PHP-driven sites hosted on info. IST will be in contact with site owners to assist with this process.


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