December 2011 Archives
December 21, 2011
I'm going to be rebooting the main server (ms.mcmaster.ca) today at 3:45 pm; sorry for the short notice. Things will be down for five minutes or so.
December 20, 2011
I will be shutting down mail, web and file server access to the main server for about five minutes on Wednesday morning at 8 am in order to correct a small problem.
We had read-only access to the main disk array for about ten minutes this afternoon, starting at about 4:40. This was followed by ca. one minute during which the web folders and home directories were not accessible at all.
Email was not being delivered during this period, nor could one write to files or mailboxes. Workstation users may have seen browsers or apps crash.
As of 4:52, all is well again.
The problem was the result of a configuration tweak which didn't go as planned; my apologies for any frustration.
December 1, 2011
R 2.14.0 has been installed on the servers and workstations; this is the default version on all systems but gosset. Earlier versions are available for the next few weeks as R-2.13.1 and R-2.12.2.