Advice: QRIScloud GPFS Collection Outage - 2017-07-01 - 07:00 to 12:00


For operational reasons, we need to suspend access to the RDS collections hosted on GPFS in order to perform a consistency check on the file systems. This is necessary to remediate the underlying cause for the GPFS related "hazard" that we had last Friday. This work is mandated by IBM the vendor for GPFS.  We have scheduled it for Saturday morning between 7am and 12 noon to minimize user disruption.

The upcoming outage will affect the following services:

  • QRIScloud Nextcloud will be unavailable.
  • Access to GPFS-backed collections will be suspended.

Please be assured that there has been no loss of user data, and user data is not and will not be at risk due to this issue.

UPDATE 2017-07-01 09:15: The work has been completed and access has been restored to the affected services.

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