Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on Monday, Dec 2, 2019. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

SoE Storage Upgrade January 2020

Posted: 09:46:59, Monday, Dec 2, 2019   Expiration: 09:46:59, Monday, Dec 9, 2019  

During the January maintenance windows you will temporarily lose access to files stored on your networks drives. See full news article for dates and details.

MERIT, in collaboration with WCER Technical Services, is pleased to announce an upcoming network storage migration for Orange and Maple fileservers. Our current storage solution has served us well over the years, but the hardware will be out of warranty soon and no longer supported. The migration means all existing data will be moved to a new storage device during two planned maintenance windows. After the upgrade you will be able to continue to access your files as you do today.

The two planned maintenance windows are scheduled as follows:
The weekend of January 4th all data stored on \Orange (Departmental drives & Labs) will be moved.
The weekend of January 11th all data stored on \Maple (Departmental drives and Personal drives) will be moved.

During the maintenance windows you will temporarily lose access to files stored at these locations. If you need to work on files that reside on \Orange or \Maple during these weekends, please copy the data locally to your desktop or laptop before this scheduled maintenance.

As we get closer to the maintenance windows, we will send out reminder emails. We will also post status information at: https://kb.wisc.edu/education/.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve SoE’s network storage services. If you have any questions regarding this upgrade or where your data resides, please contact the MERIT helpdesk at helpdesk@education.wisc.edu for assistance.

-- School of Education: Ella Tschopik

Created: 03:48:09, Monday, Dec 2, 2019 (by Ella T.)
Updated: 16:05:29, Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 (by Ella T.)