File server operating system upgrade on December 26, 2023

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

What is happening?

The file servers (files.math.uwaterloo.ca , files.student.math.uwaterloo.ca other file shares hosted on FS300) will undergo an upgrade to the operating system on December 26, 2023 starting at 8:00am

When is this happening?

December 26, 2023 from 8:00am until 11:00am

Who is impacted?

All faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff.

What is the impact?

Network file systems such as home drives (Linux and Windows) and shared network folders (Depts) will experience loss of connectivity. 

What do you need to do?

Before Dec 26, 8am:

Save files that are stored on your home drive (Linux, Windows, and MacOS) and sign out.

On Dec 26 between 8am and 11am:

Refrain from signing in to Linux and Windows systems on December 26 because your home drive might be unavailable. Refrain from connecting your Mac to files.math.uwaterloo.ca.

Questions or concerns? Submit an RT