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Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2007
Maintenance is planned for one of the database servers that is used to supply content for the www.scu.edu Web site, on Thursday morning, 4/19 from 5 to 7 am.
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2007
The ColdfusionMX application server software on the cms and www servers has been updated to the current release, 7.0.2. This update includes a number of security enhancements and bug fixes, and is certified for use with the current Java version running on these systems.
Monday, Mar. 26, 2007
Over the last two weeks, several updates and patches have been installed on the cms and www Web servers. Operating system patches were installed to handle the Daylight Savings Time change, and update the system's Java Runtime Engine to a current release.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006
The Information Technology department will be replacing the www-acc.scu.edu server with a new system. This system has been used as a Web server host for SCU student, faculty, and staff personal home pages, course web sites, and student club and organization Web sites. The new system will continue to serve this function, and will potentially include capabilities beyond FTP access for file storage and a Web server for hosting HTML pages.
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006
Paperthin has released an update to Commonspot 4.6; Service Pack 2. This release corrects a number of issues found in the initial 4.6 installation.
Thursday, May. 25, 2006
We are planning to replace the server that hosts Commonspot's database on Wednesday, May 31st starting at 9am. Commonspot authoring and content replication will be disabled for a period of time while the databases are migrated to the new server. Access to Commonspot authoring and the automated replication cycle should be restored by early Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2006
A third Web server has been added to the www.scu.edu production cluster. The added server will help to improve reliability and availability for the SCU site. Content on the three www.scu.edu servers will continue to be updated from the cms (Commonspot) server on an automated schedule, currently at 2-hour intervals.
Monday, Mar. 27, 2006
We plan to upgrade to CFMX7 on the staging (cms) and production (www) web servers on Wednesday, March 29. The upgrade process will start with the cms server. During the installation of the upgrade on the cms server, access to Commonspot will be unavailable. We anticipate that the installation will take between 1 to 2 hours on each server.
Update - 3/29 11:45 am: The installation is complete on the cms server, and commonspot authoring access has been restored. Commonspot replication to the www servers will likely be delayed until later this afternoon.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005
The Commonspot server will be unavailable between 6 and 9pm on Thursday, Nov. 3rd. We'll be installing an operating system patch on the server at that time.
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2005
The cms.scu.edu Web server is scheduled for an operating system patch installation this evening. Commonspot will be unavailable during this time. The installation is scheduled to start shortly after 5pm, and will take 2-3 hours to complete.
update: The cms.scu.edu server is available now - Commonspot authoring access was restored at 9pm.