January 2023 Maintenance

On Wednesday, January 4, 2023, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems. During this month's scheduled maintenance period, primary storage may be unavailable or in a read-only state throughout much of the day. Mesabi and Mangi front-end nodes will be unavailable some portion of the day.

As previously announced, the new and improved global scratch file system will go into production. Files in the current /scratch.test will be moved to /scratch.global. The old /scratch.global file system will be moved to /scratch.old during maintenance, and put into Read-Only mode. Any files you have on this old scratch file system will be available to read until February maintenance day on February 1, 2023.

A global system reservation will start at 5:00 a.m. on January 4. Jobs that cannot be completed before 5:00 a.m. on January 4 be held until after maintenance and then started once the system returns to production status.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact MSI Help through our online Support Request Form, via email to help@msi.umn.edu, or by calling 612-626-0802.