The Information Technology Office will be performing unscheduled preventative maintenance on the Conference Listserv server beginning at 8 PM on Wednesday, July 7th. This maintenance must be completed so that we may avoid another system outage. All of the list archive data will be copied to a new hard drive overnight. Service should be restored by tomorrow morning.
This issue is related to the June 17th outage and not the recent building move. The server is unfortunately a victim of its own success. The mailing list archives have filled the hard drive on which they are stored and this drive must be replaced. The June 17th repair was hoped to prevent this replacement but unfortunately this service consumed far more disk space than was forecast. We regret the inconvenience and will update this post with the latest information.
Please feel free to contact Douglas Ward or David Reid with any questions or concerns.
Update: July 8th 12:00 PM
202 of 278 GB of archives have completed copying. We anticipate restoring service to the list server late tonight or early Friday morning.