The Office of the Chancellor is required to test their disaster recovery systems each year. This year, the testing will be done on Friday, October 26, 2012. This means that the Production systems (PRD, ESS Portal, BI) will go offline at noon on October 26 and will not be available again until after the normal backup finishes on Saturday morning, October 27.
Bringing PRD down and then re-establishing the system on separate hardware is a critical component of this test. Please note: any test data will be discarded on the recovered PRD system.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but this is a necessary test and provides us with assurance that our systems can be up and running in the event of a disaster.
Office of Financial Operations