MUniversity of Minnesota

November 22, 2006

Good News! UThink hardware upgrade!

UPDATE: We have successfully moved to the new hardware. If you were using the CAPTCHA plugin on the old server, you will need to re-enable the plugin. We had to reinstall the plugin from scratch to get it to work properly. As always, please let me know if you run into any other difficulties!

Hello everyone! This is very important news so please make sure you understand this. And please pass this on to other UThink users:

UThink will be down Thursday night (Thanksgiving) beginning at 8:00 PM until probably late Friday morning.

UThink will be moving to a new, and much faster, server Thursday night. Again, I'd like to emphasize that this move will make UThink a lot faster and I, for one, am very excited about this. Hopefully all of you will notice the change.

In addition, this server move will also fix the problem with Firefox 2.0 uploads. And speaking of uploads, due to the server speed we have noticed that on campus it literally takes seconds to upload files as large as 30 MB. This may allow us to increase the file upload limits currently in place, but we'll have to see how the system handles all the traffic it normally gets. In our tests uploading has been fast, and the server has been fast, but nothing can truly simulate real-life use of a system. Of course, we'll be monitoring the system shortly after the upgrade for any problems. If you see any problems or encounter any difficulties please email

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone! Hopefully you'll find a new and improved UThink when you get back.

Posted by snackeru at November 22, 2006 02:28 PM