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Systems Staff Meeting Notes
October 17, 2005

Present: Cynthia Bowker, Will Chaney, Suzy Covey, Debra Fetzer, Winston Harris, Bobbie Meng, Tom Minton, Chris Nicolich, Geoffrey Stewart, Ying Tang
Announcements
  1. Tom bought a new bed.
  2. Bobbie went to the Fresh Market in Jacksonville. It was great, but pricy. They are going to be building one in Gainesville - next to Dorn's!
Review Minutes of 10/10/05
  1. SW #1 - should be PLIF files, not Cliff.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. Some orders have gone out.
  2. Question about orders for Macro Express - now purchased on statewide license through FCLA. Nine on order, per Barbara Oliver.
  3. Winston is looking at potential SQL servers on the Dell site. Two choices: $2000 or $8000.
Liaisons
  1. Public Config - last word was that they were going to do a rewrite on the instructions due to trouble experienced in Gov Docs. The process will be reduced to one person per machine.
Networking
  1. Trend Anti-Virus - to be dropped. They gave us a temporary license code. They've determined that it expired in June. We will revert to McAfee. It is offered through campus. We'll install it on Exchange first, then other servers, then desktops.
  2. Backup Exec - new version installed, but troublesome.
  3. Tivoli - in process.
  4. NT13 - having troubles - very slow, pages not loading correctly. Flurry of emails about it today - outside folks not seeing maps correctly. One account was locked.
  5. NT12 - also having trouble - email from Erich regarding Web group rights being restored.
  6. GigE project - DLC - online audio & video - have discussed with Mary Byrd at CNS. Have tested the multi-media mode fiber and GigE will work on the fiber. There is a grant to pay for a server for the project. Switches would have to be upgraded - the current 2912's will not handle GigE. CNS will have to survey the equipment in the closets. Will also have to plan for VOIP.
  7. Greenstone Production server - waiting for Linux installation: Geoffrey?
  8. Exchange permissions for public folders - Suzy is working on it. We are trying to exercise more control over permissions in public folders.
  9. Contacts missing issue - resolved for everyone, with the exception of Carol Turner. She also has Visor woes.
  10. Shared mailboxes - seems that most all are fixed.
Software Projects Status
  1. Patron Updates - we got them going again, but are missing information from the address field. The file is accurate as long as the address listed is not marked unpublished. Now we have to link to an even bigger database. Chris is just about done. Should be back on track by next Monday.
  2. Greenstone - testing and running Linux remotely. Loader should be done, but they keep changing the specs weekly.
  3. New Programmer position - closes at the end of this week.
Web Projects
  1. George Hack from HSC Library will be presenting a class in Camtasia. Naturally, more requests for the software may follow. Need to hold off on using it until we have the new Web server up and running. We should probably create a new Web folder to drop them.
  2. Directories in MSL - naming with initials - not good. Need to reorganize after the Web change.
  3. Employee database - Law and Health not included.
  4. Web server - attempted migration to start tomorrow. We'll create a new server and test it while the old one is still being used. Switch will probably happen on Friday. Leon (Dell) leaves for Cincinnati for six weeks after this week.
Security Meeting
  1. Meeting took place.

 

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