GW Drupal Upgrade August 12-17, 2014

August 08, 2014

An upgrade to GW Drupal will take place August 12-17, 2014, with sites being upgraded on a rolling basis. This upgrade will bring GW Drupal up to the latest version of Drupal core and also includes necessary security enhancements. There will be no visible changes to the look and feel or functionality of GW Drupal.

Timing and outages

During the upgrade, your site may experience a brief outage of no more than 5-10 minutes. The sites will be upgraded in the following windows:

  • Tuesday, August 12, 8am-6pm: Numbered sites -- All numbered sites, meaning those with a domain like “cmssite101.gwu.edu”, will be upgraded during business hours on this day.
     

  • Friday, August 15 6:00pm through Sunday, August 17 6:00pm: All other sites -- All other sites will be upgraded during this period. If you have a specific need to update your website over that weekend, contact atsmith@gwu.edu to coordinate an accommodation.

Please take note of when your site will be upgraded, and refrain from logging into or editing your site during your upgrade window.

Should you experience any issues with your site after the upgrade, contact the IT Support Center at 202-994-4948 or submit a ticket online.