Minutes of May 8, 2008 Meeting

Judy Gardner, Janet Howard, Mary Page, Gracemary Smulewitz, Christopher Sterback (recorder, chair), Bob Warwick, Mary Beth Weber
Stephanie Bartz, Nancy Hendrickson, Jane Sloan

1. Farewell Mary!

All LIS members wished Mary Page farewell and thanked her for her years of service on the LIS committee and at Rutgers University Libraries. Mary will be missed!

2. Update on Oracle Migration

a. Test System

Chris reported that there was a problem with diacritics in the initial test server migration. SirsiDynix found the cause of the problem and re-migrated the test database on Friday, May 2. The test system has now been running on Oracle for almost a week and Unicorn support staff in Systems are familiarizing themselves with the new maintenance routines. Dave Hoover still needs to implement the name server changes so that www.testiris points to the new server.

b. Production System

Chris distributed and reviewed a draft schedule listing the general steps Systems will perform to migrate to Oracle.

Saturday, 5/17/2008

Load latest patron file - typically the patron file is loaded on Mondays, but since we'll be down for the migration, the patron load will be run the previous Saturday

Sunday, 5/18/2008

Begin final preparations for Oracle migration

Monday, 5/19/2008

12:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.

  • Run all morning Unicorn reports 2:30 a.m. Bring IRIS/Workflows down for pre-migration backup 2:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. Run final bchk - get db numbers
  • Run current report of diploma holds users - post to Alex T
  • Send message to palcirs-l about IRIS down/change option to not accept requests
  • Send message to rul_everyone that IRIS is down for pre-migration backup 3:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. Run pre-migration backup 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. Reconfigure IRIS for read-only 6:00 a.m Bring IRIS up in read-only mode; Workflows stays down
  • Send message to rul_everyone that IRIS is now up in read-only 9:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Oracle migration

Tuesday, 5/20/2008

12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Oracle migration

Wednesday, 5/21/2008

12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Oracle migration

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Run post-migration quality control checks

9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Run post-migration backup

11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Bring IRIS down for reconfiguration to new server

Thursday, 5/22/2008

12:00 a.m.

  • Bring IRIS and Workflows up on new server in live mode
  • Send message to rul_everyone that IRIS and Workflows are now up
  • Send message to palcirs-l that IRIS is back up/change option to accept requests 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Offline transactions uploaded to new server and loaded onto Unicorn 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. All units enter any manual checkout transactions 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All units discharge and resume normal business in Workflows

c. Read-Only Configuration

Since we have not used our read-only documentation in over five years, Bob and Chris will configure the screen changes on our test server and ask Judy (representing services that will be disrupted such as RDS ) and Stephanie (representing IPAC) to review.

d. Name Server Changes

Chris reported that, similar to the IP address changes that were implemented in July of 2006, when we go live on the new server, it may take a couple of hours for to propagate through the network infrastructure and point to the new server. This means that some may not be able to connect to the new server right away. Given that we'll be making these changes in the middle of the night, we do not anticipate much of a disruption.

3. Next LIS Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. in the TSB conference room.

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