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There is also a one-day outage in DC, which will complicate keeping services up during the entire outage.
 
There is also a one-day outage in DC, which will complicate keeping services up during the entire outage.
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== Timeline ==
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=== Before Monday, August 20 ===
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* Complete plan for outage
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* Move equipment to DC (if necessary)
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=== Monday, August 20 ===
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* Shutdown general-use computing services
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* Transfer computing services to redundant / temporary systems
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=== After the outage ===
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* Being restoring normal services
  
 
== Systems ==
 
== Systems ==

Revision as of 17:37, 16 July 2018

There is a planned power outage in MC from Tuesday, August 21 to Friday, August 24.

There is also a one-day outage in DC, which will complicate keeping services up during the entire outage.

Timeline

Before Monday, August 20

  • Complete plan for outage
  • Move equipment to DC (if necessary)

Monday, August 20

  • Shutdown general-use computing services
  • Transfer computing services to redundant / temporary systems

After the outage

  • Being restoring normal services

Systems

Mirror

TODO. Syscom is currently working with CSCF to identify a plan for mirror.

Website

The CSC website is a static site, and will be straightforward to maintain during the outage.

All user and club sites are hosted in home directories (which are unavailable), so we will display an outage page (with a 503 status code).

Mail

Since the outage is for a week, we need to maintain email services during the outage. An initial plan by ztseguin and jxpryde:

  • rsync users' .forward, .procmailrc and .maildir to a local directory on mail, allowing mail to continue as expected

However, this requires:

  • Users not reference any scripts, programs, etc. in their procmailrc file that reference things in their homedirectoy

Additional Resources