Maintenance Schedules

Scheduled maintenance is performed on the following systems as needed within these published time frames. For a schedule of upcoming maintenance, see the Alert Calendar

Open Systems

Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon

Open Systems maintenance can potentially affect or interrupt a variety of services, including UAConnect, Blackboard, Java production, web hosting, Cavern, UARK WordPress, the university CMS, Comp, Listserv, Sophos, RazorGrant, RazorVault, Jabber, Echo360, LDAP, SAS, Data Warehouse, UC4, Isofax, Foglight, Netbackup, Oracle database and MySQL database.

Campus Network

Sunday, 12:30 a.m. to noon

Services potentially affected or interrupted by campus network maintenance include campus internet access, Wi-Fi, the university web presence, all online services, departmental networks maintained by Network Services, file servers in ADSB and other services normally accessed through the campus network.

Blackboard Learn

Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 a.m.

Blackboard corporate support provides notice of any maintenance to Blackboard Learn. Not all maintenance to the system will cause an interruption of service. When maintenance is expected to cause downtime, Global Campus will notify users. 

Windows Servers

Saturday, 12:30 a.m. to noon

Significant upgrades to Windows servers managed by IT Services are scheduled for times that have minimal impact on the users of a particular system. Routine maintenance typically includes OS and application patches, driver updates and firmware updates.

Notification of maintenance is announced on wintel-announce@listserv.uark.edu. Significant upgrade work will be announced on techtalk@listserv.uark.edu as well.

BASIS Mainframe

Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon

IT Services will perform maintenance on the ADMIN mainframe system during scheduled times. Maintenance on this system affects BASIS, webBASIS and related applications.

Sunday, 12:30 to 4:30 a.m.

System backups are performed on the mainframe every Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 a.m. During system backups, BASIS, webBASIS and related applications are unavailable.

Last reviewed: 03-23-2015


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