Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DocDB upgrade Wednesday, March 21, 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. (CDT - Chicago)

All times following are CDT (Chicago).

From Fermilab's Service Desk:



On Wednesday, March 21 beginning at approximately 7:15 a.m. staff members will upgrade DocDB to the latest version, r8.7.16. You will be able to read documents during this time, however, we recommend you do not administer DocDB or update or create new documents, as you might experience some odd behavior.

Once the DocDB upgrade is complete, we will patch and reboot the computer that hosts DocDB. This part of the upgrade will begin at approximately 7:40 a.m. and will include an outage expected to last between five and ten minutes.

DocDB r8.7.16 changes include:

1. Corrects some of the issues introduced to fix cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in the current version that cause special characters such as "&" to display incorrectly.

2. Increases the length of the "related documents" field to 2048 characters long. This should allow you to enter several hundred related documents.

3. Fixes an incompatibility between the operating system and the zip command that prevented the download of document files into a zip archive.

Fermilab Service Desk
(630) 840-2345