As some of you may recall, last Summer ITS embarked upon an extensive effort to procure a new central storage system for use in our datacenter. Prior to this, notices that maintenance was underway due to “problems with our centralized storage system” were all too common. At the start of Fall ‘14, we had selected a product and completed the initial installation but had not yet begun the daunting task of moving our several tens of terabytes of production data over to the new storage.
We spent most of Fall ‘14 mulling over our options for how we could migrate the data with minimal disruption to the community but as we entered the Winter break, our hand was forced when our old storage hardware began showing signs of imminent failure. ...Read More