by Stuart Croghan
In preparation for the new academic year, we need to upgrade the old CMS servers. They are now 5 years old and having served us well, need to be retired. The new servers will ensure the College has a reliable and faster (Linux based) system for our users. With this upgrade we are also updating the security of the system and improving the speed and efficiency of the website disaster recovery process.
This upgrade is scheduled to start at 18.00 on Monday 6 September and finish at 18.00 on Sunday 12 September. At some time that weekend, the switch to the new production servers will happen. This will cause a brief website outage.
During the upgrade process, the College website will be visible to the public, but we need to disable the process for editing content within the CMS. This will prevent site editors making any changes to the live system. This is a precaution as any changes made after the process has started would be lost when the new system goes live.
However, if you need to make an urgent change to your site during the upgrade, there will be a select team of people who will be able to do this for you. This will be on the understanding that you will have to re-enter the changes when new system goes live. We will distribute information about who to contact nearer the time.
Should you want to discuss this upgrade in further detail, please contact us (email@example.com ).
We will contact you again soon to give you further details and contact information.