OH-TECH needs to complete some urgent maintenance on the systems that govern access to our servers. This maintenance will take place on Wednesday Dec 28 from 8pm-10pm. While OH-TECH works on these modules, users will not be able to access OhioLINK services.
• ETD Center
• Central Catalog*
• Music Center
• Rave URL resolver
We are not anticipating any issues after the maintenance, as the services themselves are not being taken down. OH-TECH is just interrupting the access routes. Once access is restored, OhioLINK will double check everything, but services should be up and functioning as they were before the maintenance.
* While the Central Catalog is unavailable, messages between local catalogs and Central will be queued and processed when Central is available again. This will include all PCIRC renewals and pickup anywhere transactions.
Once the maintenance is completed, OhioLINK will check the record queues from the local catalogs to Central and make sure that they are connected and that any queued messages are being processed.
We recognize that OhioLINK users are working all the time, and OH-TECH has scheduled this work over Winter Break to hopefully impact the lowest number of users.
ProQuest has a maintenance window coming up from Saturday 8/20/16 at 10pm through Sunday 8/21/16 at 6am. This will cause many ProQuest platforms and products to be temporarily offline, including the ProQuest platform, ProQuest Congressional, and RefWorks, among others. The complete list of affected products is at this ProQuest support site.
On Saturday, August 8, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products. The system maintenance window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM American Eastern Standard Time and will last for eight (8) hours.
During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:
ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
ProQuest Dialog (search.proquest.com/professional)
Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available here)
eLibrary (all editions)
ProQuest Digital Microfilm
ProQuest Research Companion
SIRS (all editions)
All OH-TECH organizations – including OhioLINK – are moving to a new data center, as the building which houses their current data center is slated to be demolished. The new location at the State of Ohio Computing Center will provide OhioLINK with a near-Tier 4 data center that can deliver a higher grade of services and achieve greater efficiencies. OhioLINK has worked hard to schedule this move so as to minimize the disruption to OhioLINK end users. However, it is necessary to schedule one maintenance window which will involve a significant outage of all OhioLINK hosted services.
All OhioLINK hosted services will be down for the move during the following window: Friday, June 12, 6pm – Saturday, June 13, 12pm (noon).
This will include:
OhioLINK website and Ostaff
EZProxy hosted at OhioLINK – UA EZProxy will be unaffected