Computer Science server maintenance affecting CS email service and /usr/local/ access, 25 March 10:30 - 12:00

alert

[24 April 2014]

On 25 March between 10:30 - 12:00 essential  server maintenance will be taking place which will affect:
  • Computer Science email system (mail server mailer.cs.bris.ac.uk - staff and PGR students)

Mail will be queued centrally for delivery later so no messages will be lost.

  • Desktop performance in Computer Science

 /usr/local will be unavailable on any machine

  • Linux systems in Computer Science

Linux users that auto mount the nfs local file store will experience exceptionally poor performance. To address this the auto mount will be disabled. When the server comes back on line all users will be emailed to request they reboot their computer to pick up the changes.

  • Some software packages such as Cadence and Matlab will also be affected.