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---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Dirk Grunwald Dirk.Grunwald@colorado.edu Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 6:27 PM Subject: More 'research.cs.colorado.edu' news To: CS Faculty cs-faculty@cs.colorado.edu, CS Admin cs-staff@cs.colorado.edu

[ I'm not the computing czar, just stepping in to move this process forward. if you're unhappy, considering volunteering to be the computing czar ]

The machine research.cs.colorado.edu had a bad and active users from that machine will be moved to "home.cs.colorado.edu".

This weekend, email will no longer be directed to or received by research, and home.cs.colorado.edu will not receive email. People using that machine should migrate mail to Office365 which provides 50GB of mail space (see http://goo.gl/579AXZ).

The machine "home.cs.colorado.edu" will run IMAP, meaning you can access mail files stored on there. and http://goo.gl/579AXZ has directions on how you can retrieve mail messages to your laptop or e.g. home.cs.colorado.edu

The new "home.cs.colorado.edu" will have a webserver that will serve static content from ~/public_html, so if you use that for web pages, you're golden. If you've used research.cs.colorado.edu in the last year, your directories will be copied over for you. Other directories will be archived.

Graduate students can use csel.cs.colorado.edu (see https://goo.gl/6u8qbV) for directories & web pages.

Other web presence, such as per-research group, will be handled as below. We will redirect personal webpages like http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~yourname to any web site you like. If you have a public-facing research group site like XYZZY.cs.colorado.edu or www.cs.colorado.edu/XYZZY and you can provide a website for it using other resources, the DNS or website will redirect to it.

This is what is currently done by e.g. http://epic.cs.colorado.edu and http://plv.cs.colorado.edu (both use github pages -- see https://goo.gl/9QUHKd )

Consider using the campus provided SharedPoint ( http://goo.gl/tzGwJ1 ) If you need a website like XYZZY.cs.colorado.edu and don't want to use github or need a "dynamic" site, you have two options: The department will pay $5/month for a sufficient webserver for a research group ( e.g. https://www.digitalocean.com/ or wordpress hosting sites listed at http://goo.gl/z6YK7W ). You are responsible for management, but the department will redirect XYZZY.cs.colorado.edu to your site.

Or, you can provide a "docker container" ( https://goo.gl/gk3xTo ) that will be hosted by the department. Detailed directions will be provided later. If you don't know what this is, then consider the other options above. You should indicate your choice and provide information by going to the following Google spreadsheet (you'll need to use your Colorado.edu account).

https://docs.google.com/a/colorado.edu/spreadsheets/d/1AehXwRj3VnFfiR4v9w6y0sfx02x_uuYRu4rmuGUAaC8/edit?usp=sharing

If there is existing data you need from research.cs.colorado.edu (e.g. mysql data for your webpress install or whatever) , you should log into research and pull it off within the next two weeks and likewise your wordpress files.