New storage system for users and project storage at HPC2N, maintenance window starting 2020-11-12 08:00 *FINISHED*

  • Posted on: 9 November 2020
  • By: ake

We have a maintenance window starting 2020-11-12 08:00 for migrating to our new storage system.

This affects batch queues and login nodes for all users.

Background

We have acquired a new storage system which will replace our old center storage.
The new storage is twice as large and will provide better performance overall for both user and project storage.

The old storage will be decommissioned and the data must therefore be migrated to the new system.

We apologize for the short notice. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to start the migration to the new system sooner than initially planned.

Full information about this has been sent by mail to all users.

UPDATE 2020-11-14 08:00

During final checks of the status of the new system our vendor noticed some potential hardware problems and are sending replacement parts. Due to this we are likely going to be somewhat delayed, package with replacement part can't be delivered until earliest Monday.

UPDATE 2020-11-16 14:00

The data migration is proceeding nicely and we're ensuring that the rest of the system works correctly with the changes being made.

UPDATE 2020-11-17 09:40

We are now going to start running a few test jobs and then release one or two user jobs. If that goes well we should be back in production before the end of the day.

Meanwhile, logins are not allowed, when the system is deemed fully working we will allow users to login but not before that.

UPDATE 2020-11-17 17:40

The system is now back online and login access is open.

Please notify support@hpc2n.umu.se if you see anything odd or missing.

Updated: 2021-11-11, 13:50