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Subject: GEN1P MySQL Upgrade *** COMPLETE***
Posted: April 18, 2019 at 10:28pm by gibbings
Effective: April 25, 2019 at 1:00am (17 hours ago)

*** This outage is is now complete ***

University Systems is upgrading the MySQL database service to a more modern version of MySQL that contains a number of security enhancements and bug fixes.

There will be a scheduled outage of your MySQL database starting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 and will last 1 hour. During this time, access to your MySQL database will be unavailable and software that relies on this database will be unable to connect. The MySQL host name,, will not change following this upgrade.

If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please email

Corey Gibbings
Senior Database Administrator



Subject: *COMPLETE* NETS: Add UPS to Craigdarroch Temporary Site Trailer
Posted: April 24, 2019 at 8:19pm by slahey
Effective: April 25, 2019 at 2:00pm (4 hours ago)

*UPDATE* This work is now complete

Network Services will be adding a UPS for the network gear in the Craigdarroch temporary site trailer. Service in the trailer will be disrupted as gear is connected to the UPS.

Work is scheduled for 7:00am-7:30am.

Network Services



Subject: Load Balancer Patching at TRU - COMPLETE
Posted: April 24, 2019 at 9:25pm by scampbel
Effective: April 25, 2019 at 2:00pm (4 hours ago)

This work is now complete.


Network Services will be patching the operating system and software code on the LoadBalancer at TRU on April 25, 2019 starting at 7:00 am.

This is a stand alone system and is expected to be offline for approximately 15 minutes while the patching/reboot is taking place.

This informed will be updated after the change is complete.

Any problems encountered should be directed to

Scott Campbell
Snr Network Analyst
Network Services



Subject: Exchange Scheduled Maintenance
Posted: April 25, 2019 at 4:31pm by sinisa
Effective: April 25, 2019 at 4:28pm (1 hour ago)

Microsoft security updates will be applied to all Exchange Servers at the following times:

Today, Thursday, April 25th between 5:00PM and 10PM
Tomorrow, Friday, April 26th between 5:00PM and 10PM
Saturday, April 27th between 9:00AM and 12:00PM

No client interruption is anticipated during these two maintenance intervals, however in case your email client disconnects from Exchange, it should automatically reconnect in several moments when it reaches the alternate connection point.

This message will be updated when this maintenance is complete.

If you have any concerns or questions about this work, please contact the Computer Helpdesk.

Data Centre Services
University Systems


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