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UFIT Conducting Disaster Recovery Test

PHOTO: UF Data Center wiring. University of Florida.

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, UF Information Technology will test its disaster recovery plan (DRP). The test will begin when UFIT staff physically remove a fiber connection to simulate a fiber cut on the UF Network.

The Nov. 29 DRP test is scheduled to start at 10:00 p.m. The timing of the test was selected to minimize impact to campus activities. Throughout the test, UFIT will have a team actively monitoring processes and address any impacts that arise. We are not expecting adverse effects on university systems and services; however, there may be some discoveries where staff need to adapt existing architecture so we can prepare for any future issues. If staff do need to adapt campus IT architecture, users may experience a decrease in performance or a short gap in availability. All services are expected to resume by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

UFIT is publicizing the DRP test event in campus communications, email list-servs, and on social media. We will also post an alert before the test and update it, as necessary, during the actual test period.