We thought it might be a good idea to let everyone know that we are getting a new computer server for our office this weekend. Our trusted friends over at Umbrella Systems are doing this project for us. We will still have email, because we switched to Office365 in October last year… all of our email is “in the cloud!” Also, our office phone system from Avid Communications will still be working because our internet connection will still be on. However, due to our server being down for the replacement, there are many activities that might be impossible to do until Monday morning. We can still communicate… things just might be delayed a bit.
This is one of those necessary maintenance things that is never fun, but so important to get done. It has been a few years since we have upgraded our network server, and it will be great peace of mind when the project is complete. One of the best things that will happen as a result of this upgrade is a significant upgrade in the amount of storage we have. Another is the fact that the backups will be taking a full snapshot picture of our entire server. Why does this matter? If the new server crashes in the months/years to come, we will be able to restore the snapshot image to a new server and be back up and running within hours instead of days!
Thank you for your patience as we go through the server project this weekend, we appreciate it!