[minervacirc] Please hold back on Millennium/Minerva use

Alisia Revitt alisia.revitt at maineinfonet.org
Mon Feb 7 14:34:01 EST 2011

Hello, Minervians.

Even though you may be able to get into Millennium/Minerva, please refrain
from using it as much as possible until further notice.

* For circulation folks, this means using offline circ and waiting to upload
until we send out the all clear.

* For catalogers, it means doing any tasks you can outside of Millennium.
 If you really have nothing to do except water your plant, then please just
keep your work in Millennium slow and steady.  No large loads, no big lists
of changes.

We will let you know when the system is ready to handle the full load again.
 It does not look like the solution will come today, but it hopefully it
will be tomorrow.

We know that this makes things more difficult, but having fewer people
logged into millennium makes finding a solution that much easier because
there is less to work around and eliminate.  The other big reason to keep
activity to a minimum is because of the potential for losing data.  Every
day a list called the bibtemp fills up with changes to the system for that
day--check in/outs, edits to records, etc.  At the end of the day it is
written into the backup and the list is emptied, ready to go.  However,
while this problem has been happening, the backups have not happened,
therefore, the bibtemp file has not been emptied since Friday early morning.
 If this file becomes full, then any new entries into Minerva will
completely stop, and there is the potential for un-backed-up data to be

Thanks for your cooperation,
Alisia and all at the InfoNet batcave
 Alisia Revitt  |  Systems Training and Support Librarian  |  Maine InfoNet
|  alisia.revitt at maineinfonet.org
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