Migrating blogs to a new server

For the past four and a half years, Georgetown Commons blogs have been hosted on a server that, while sufficient, is starting to show its age.  With the help of UIS and the Scholarly Systems Group, we are preparing to migrate all blogs to a new set of servers, which we anticipate will lead to more reliable and secure access to blogs for years to come. The move will be accompanied by a change in URL.  For example, the current URL "https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/abc123/" will become "https://blogs.blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/abc123/."  Any bookmarks you may have will redirect and continue to function. To accomplish this move, we will need to shut down the Georgetown Commons overnight on Thursday, August 25. We recognize that the semester is fast approaching, and many of you will be counting on access to your course blogs.  To minimize the disruption, we have decided to schedule the downtime overnight, from 10 p.m. Thursday night to 6 a.m. Friday morning.  During this time, you will be unable to access your Georgetown Commons blog.  Once the changes have been successfully made, we will restore access to all Georgetown Commons blogs.  Access to wikis and Commons hubs will not be affected. Please do take this outage into account as you plan your course blog preparation, ePortfolio posts, or other time-sensitive work on the blog system. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but we look forward to offering you the increased reliability that the migration will bring.  If you have any questions about the migration process, please contact the Commons team at commons@georgetown.edu.

For the past four and a half years, Georgetown Commons blogs have been hosted on a server that, while sufficient, is starting to show its age.  With the help of UIS and the Scholarly Systems Group, we are preparing to migrate all blogs to a new set of servers, which we anticipate will lead to more reliable and secure access to blogs for years to come.

The move will be accompanied by a change in URL.  For example, the current URL “https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/abc123/” will become “https://blogs.blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/abc123/.”  Any bookmarks you may have will redirect and continue to function.

To accomplish this move, we will need to shut down the Georgetown Commons overnight on Thursday, August 25.

We recognize that the semester is fast approaching, and many of you will be counting on access to your course blogs.  To minimize the disruption, we have decided to schedule the downtime overnight, from 10 p.m. Thursday night to 6 a.m. Friday morning.  During this time, you will be unable to access your Georgetown Commons blog.  Once the changes have been successfully made, we will restore access to all Georgetown Commons blogs.  Access to wikis and Commons hubs will not be affected.

Please do take this outage into account as you plan your course blog preparation, ePortfolio posts, or other time-sensitive work on the blog system.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but we look forward to offering you the increased reliability that the migration will bring.  If you have any questions about the migration process, please contact the Commons team at commons@georgetown.edu.