Columbia University Information Technology

Service Alerts


Resolved Service Alerts

Resolved Service Alerts

  • Email - Cyrus
    02/25/2010 - 07:00pm to 03/04/2010 - 11:33am

    UPDATE:  This issue was resolved by 2am.  Between 1:50 and 1:55am, there was a brief outage for 10,000 users due to a necessary server restart relating to this issue's final resolution.  


    CUIT is performing emergency, necessary maintenance, starting at 7pm 2/25, to one of the servers that is part of the Cyrus email service.  This will impact the same 1700 users that were affected in this morning's unplanned outage.   The outage is anticipated to last till 7am 2/26.

    During the scheduled time of this Service Alert, clients may experience:

    Upon login to Cubmail or using an email client program, affected customers may see an empty email inbox.  They should be able to send email but not receive or see email.  No mail is expected to be lost during this planned emergency maintenance.   Any mail sent to affected users during this outage will be queued for delivery once service is restored.

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  • Network - Ethernet and Wireless
    02/25/2010 - 04:00pm to 02/25/2010 - 06:00pm

    Update:The primary connection has been restored. The problem was related to the weather.  

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, there is a network equiptment malfunction at 3280 Broadway (Nash). Users at this location are temporarily having their network connection routed over the backup circuit. This provides users with a slower connection.

    We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause; however, CUIT technicians are working on the issue.

    System administrators do not expect any disruption in service, but it is expected that users may experience slower connection speeds. We appologize for any inconvenience.

    For questions about this alert, please call the CUIT Helpdesk at212-854-1919 or email For a complete list of recent and upcoming scheduled service changes, please visit
  • Email - Cyrus
    02/25/2010 - 04:50am to 02/25/2010 - 10:00am

    Begining approximately around 8:30am, a small but as yet undetermined numbers of Cyrus/Cubmail email users have been unable to access their email.  Affected clients may experience that they can successfull login but the inbox contents (and subfolders) will not display.  NO LOSS of email is suspected at this time; the problem resolves around the displaying of emails, not their loss.  CUIT administrators are currently working to resolve the issue.   

    UPDATE:  Service was restored by 10am.  The total number of users affected was approximately 1,700.  All email sent to affected email accounts during the outage were queued and delivered once service was restored.  Such mail may have been delivered out of order, but would have accurate timestamps.  

    For a complete list of recent and upcoming scheduled service changes, please visit

  • Network - Ethernet and Wireless
    02/23/2010 - 10:44am to 02/23/2010 - 12:17pm

    CUIT is performing routine maintenance on this service. This scheduled update is expected to be completed on time. No service interruption is anticipated.


    Some users during the time of the outage may experience slower than average download speeds.


    For questions about this event, please contact the CUIT Helpdesk at, or call 212-854-1919.

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  • AP/CAR
    02/19/2010 - 01:35pm to 02/19/2010 - 03:30pm

    - Update - 3:30PM on 2/19/10


    All Financial Systems, including FFE, AP/CAR, FinSYS on the Web, and WebSAF are now back up.  Please resume your work at your convenience. Our apologies for this inconvenience.



    All Financial Systems are currently down, including FFE, AP/CAR, Finsys on the Web, and WebSAF.  The system administrators are working on a resolution and will keep you informed as soon as the problem is resolved and the systems can be brought back up.

    At this time we do not have an estimated time for when we will be back online. An updated notice will be posted as soon as further information is available.


    Please email, with any questions or concerns.