Annual Disaster Recovery Test

DR is a critical IT operational capability designed to quickly restore and then deliver key services from an alternate location should there be a catastrophic loss of our production facilities in Storrs.  ITS built and maintains a DR site in the state-operated Groton data center.  We will be conducting a DR test there during the week of May 19th.  Starting at 9:00 am on that Sunday, we will simulate an active DR event by transitioning workloads from Storrs to Groton for the following tier 1 environments: Student Administration, Aurora (WordPress service), and NetID and account creation services. The DR test is scheduled to conclude by Wednesday evening of that week, at which time all workloads will be transferred back to Storrs.  The tested services will be unavailable for up to eleven hours during each of the migrations.

ITS will maintain up-to-date information on the IT status page ( detailing both service disruptions.