Nevis New Years Shutdown Schedule This is a copy of a mail message sent by David Leon on the shutdown of computer systems at Nevis over the 1999-2000 New Year's weekend.

In order to minimize any possible problems, I have been asked by the senior staff to shut down the computing environment here at the lab during the period of December 31, 1999 - January 1, 2000. As such I am posting the schedule that I will follow:


Shutdown Schedule

December 30 and 31
School is closed. I will be here performing final backups of all computer systems. I will be turning off all X-window terminals as I travel around the lab. All administrative computer systems will be shutdown. If you are working on the systems, expect a performance hit as I will be performing backups over the network.

December 31 - 11:00am
The Vax Cluster and the Linux systems will be shut down.

December 31 - 12:00 noon
The SGI will be shut down

January 1, 2000 - before 12:00 noon
The SGI, Vax cluster, and Linux systems will be rebooted.
I expect to be here at the lab for about 1 hour on January 1 unless I discover problems. I will also be on call for the entire weekend. However, echoing Bill Seligman's Email:

"The primary purpose of being on-call is to keep e-mail up and running over that weekend. If a problem develops that is not related to your academic communications via Nevis systems, please wait Bill and I return on Jan 3."


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