A storage outage has been scheduled for tonight, June 19, 2009, beginning at 7:00 PM. Storage.rice.edu will be unavailable from 7:00 PM until 7:00 AM on Saturday, June 20. Department shares and user shares will be read only during most of the outage. If you normally use Microsoft Outlook, we recommend using Rice webmail (https://webmail.rice.edu/) during this time.
This storage upgrade is a necessary part of IT's system and network preparations for the new academic year. The selection of this time and date was made after careful consideration of fiscal year end deadlines. If you notice any connectivity issues after 7:00 AM tomorrow morning, June 20, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. On-call IT staff will remotely monitor requests for assistance through the weekend.