September 13, 2010
New Server Going into Production
We are in the process of putting our new admin server into production: web, email, wiki, file sharing, etc. will be moving from the current server, mathserv.mcmaster.ca, to the new server, ms.mcmaster.ca. The new server - together with some configuration and file-server changes - will speed some things up immediately and allow us to expand and improve other things in the coming months (things = web, wiki, mail, workstations, etc.).
Over the next week, there will a number of brief interruptions to individual services (mail, web, wiki, file-server access) as well as a one- to two-hour shutdown of email and workstation access. There will be a few more brief and short-term interruptions over the next two months as we increase the size and speed of our file servers.
The brief interruptions - that is, between a few seconds and a few minutes - will not, in general, be announced; I will post/email announcements about extended downtime.
Mathserv runs dozens of web sites and other services. We tested the major components on the new server ahead of time, but we're certain to have missed something. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you come across anything weird or wonky.
WebThe main web site will keep the address www.math.mcmaster.ca.
WikiThe new wiki server will be called mathwiki.mcmaster.ca, but wiki.math.mcmaster.ca will continue to work. Wikis have not been moved to the new server yet.