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On January 10, 2020, starting at 10 pm, Digital Services & Technologies will be moving our data center to a new location. All systems hosted by UMD Libraries will experience downtime during this move. We expect the downtime to last from 10pm on Jan 10, 2020 to noon on Jan 11, 2020, with prioritization so that critical systems have shorter downtime.

The migration downtime will impact USMAI systems, which includes the following:

  • Aleph (critical)
  • EZproxy (critical)
  • SFX (critical)
  • USMAI Website and Member Portal
  • Data Warehouse

The systems labeled "critical" are being prioritized in order to minimize their downtime during the migration window. 

Beyond the planned downtime, the migration is expected to be seamless to your staff and patrons. Once services are restored, all systems will operate as they did prior to the move. You may wish to communicate this downtime with your patrons.

While disruptive, the move to the new data center will yield long-term benefits. The new facility will provide better system redundancies in electricity, backup generators, backup telecom, and better cooling systems. We will have cost savings in annual service contracts and will avoid a need to upgrade our power and cooling systems that make this option very attractive.

Further communications will be sent immediately preceding the migration and confirming when the migration is complete. For inquiries, please send questions to DST Helpdesk at

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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