[ldm-users] tamu-ldm at listserv . tamu . edu (was: sasquatch.tamu.edu downtime; TAMU status)

As a follow-up, remember to email tamu-ldm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx when you have any questions regarding these LDM servers (sasquatch, bigbird, and, later, idd.tamu.edu).

The tamu-ldm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx email might come in handy if Gerry can't read his email for some reason (like drowning his cell phone again! Ha!).


On 10/19/11 4:55 PM, Gerald Creager wrote:
Sorry for the short notice but I'm going to take sasquatch.tamu.edu down
for a short period to attempt a memory upgrade. This maintenance will
occur Friday morning, 21 OCT 2011, between 0800-1200 CDT (1300-1700 UTC).

At this time, I'm getting bids in for an upgrade of the
bigbird/sasquatch pair into a cluster of servers running similar to the
clustering at Unidata. I hopeto have bids in later this week, and to
issue a purchase order within two weeks.

When the new hardware is in, installed, and working, bigbird and
sasquatch will serve as back-end collectors. All requests for data will
be referred to idd.tamu.edu for service, as this will be the front-end
of the cluster.

I'll post more on the change-over as its time approaches.

I do not expect the outage to last more than 4 hours. For that matter, I
don't expect it to last more than 15 minutes, but my luck hasn't been
stellar of late, so there's a fudge factor plugged in there.

Donna Cote
Senior Research Associate
The Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies
Texas A&M University
3139 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3139
Office: (979) 862-3982
Fax: (979) 862-3983