Access to all Faculty and Staff email will be unavailable in order to perform system upgrades. This outage will occur over two nights starting on Friday, March 26, 2004 from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM and on Saturday, March 27, 2004 from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
Thursday, March 18, beginning at 10:00 PM, a secondary disk controller for storage on Bearmail/www3 server cluster will be installed. During this time, access to the main Baylor website will be available, however, some graphics and web pages may not be accessible. Lablog authentication services will also be interrupted, which controls access to the Directory Information available on the web, changing BearID passwords, GetGrades, Blackboard and Newsgroups.
On Saturday, March 13, 2004, ITS upgraded the current voicemail system, Meridian Mail, to a new version named CallPilot. For additional information and other FAQs, click here If you have any questions, please contact the Helpline at ext. 4357.
Sunday, March 14, beginning at 2:00 PM, Banner (PROD) will be restricted due to Banner software upgrades. Access to the following services will be affected: Banner, BearWeb (including Web for Employees), DARS, AlumniSearch, NolijWeb, ChairSIS, PAWS and ClassRoll. These systems will not be available until after the Storage Systems upgrade that will occur following this maintenance (click here for info).
On Sunday, March 14, 2004, ITS will upgrade our file storage system (SAN). This upgrade will take approximately 3 to 10 hours to complete and will begin at 6:00 PM. Many of our ITS services will not be available during this outage.
On Saturday, March 13, 2004, ITS will upgrade the current voicemail system, Meridian Mail, to a new version named CallPilot. The upgrade should take approximately 8 hours to complete and will begin at 7:00 AM.
Thursday, March 11, beginning at 6:00 PM, Banner will be down in order to install a hardware upgrade. The system is expected to be down for about two hours. This will affect access to Banner Alumni, Banner HR, and Banner Student. The following services will not be available during this outage: Bear Web, Web for Employees, DARS, NolijWeb, AlumniSearch, ChairSIS, PAWS and Classroll.
As of Wednesday, March 17th, students who print in excess of their 750 page allowance will be charged $.07 per additional page printed. Charges will appear on each student's university billing statement. Student print allowances are reset at the end of the semester and pages will not be carried to subsequent semesters.
By this time, all faculty and staff should have received information via email and campus mail about Project Switcharoo. This is the codename for the project in progress that will change the primary personal identifier for students, employees, and alumni in University information systems from social security number to an assigned nine digit number. Switcharoo was undertaken in an effort to protect privacy and guard against identity theft.