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Database Server Upgrade

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It will soon be time for customers of our main database server (db0.d.umn.edu) to move from the current server to an upgraded server. The upgrade has been scheduled for January 7, 2013, and the upgraded server will include the current release of the Debian operating system and MySQL database management software.

ITSS is currently in the process of contacting database owners about this upgrade and it is very likely no changes will need to be made to databases. We are identifying the active status and usage metadata for databases housed on this server. This information includes: Department, Description, Administrator and Contact Information. It is the goal of ITSS to standardize and maintain up-to-date information about each of our databases.

If you are aware of any databases you administer on this server and have not already been contacted by ITSS, or if you have any questions about this upgrade, please contact Stacy Schweikert, slschwe@d.umn.edu.

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