Conductor v13.8.15

Conductor v13.8.15 will be deployed tomorrow. It's a minor release.

Scheduled for 7:30am on Thursday, August 15, 2013, this release will cause minor downtime when deployed. We expect this downtime to be less than 5 minutes, but during that time the admin will be unavailable. Public sites should not be affected.

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Conductor Performance Updates

Following the hardware upgrades that occurred before break, we have put into place several changes to Conductor and upgrades to the server between last Friday (the 4th) and this morning at 6 AM. These updates should result in dramatic performance improvements for Conductor. We have other upgrades in the works to further improve performance in the coming months.…

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Conductor Weekend Maintenance

UPDATE: The maintenance has been moved to Sunday, December 16 at 1pm.

In a push to reduce recent Conductor slowness, on Saturday, December 15 Conductor will experience two periods of downtime for a scheduled hardware upgrade. At 1pm EST and 3pm EST Conductor will be taken off-line by our hosting provider to upgrade the server hardware. During this time period, websites will be unavailable to the public and site admins will not have the ability to make changes.…

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Conductor Server Outage

Conductor and all associated sites were unavailable today from approximately 10:10am to 11:22am. The server experienced a resources issue which caused the server to lock-up requiring a hard reboot. We will be working with our provider to find solutions to prevent this from happening again.

We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may have caused.…

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Conductor Outage Explained

This morning, at approximately 3:45am, Conductor's database server stopped responding. At approximately 6:45am, the database server was brought back up.

In the lead up to the outage, no information was lost. During the outage, any updates via the Conductor admin may not have been saved.

I have investigated the cause and have made some initial adjustments to ensure that this particular problem does not happen again.…

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Results! Conductor Survey 2011

ND Food Services Gift card

The winner of our 2011 Conductor Survey drawing was Marissa Runkle from the College of Science. She received a $50 Notre Dame Food Services gift card. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey.

The yearly survey is a good chance to listen to Conductor users about what’s working, what’s not, and where we should invest our CMS

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A Little Bit of Follow-Up

Custom databases

  • Arbitrary fields
  • Multiple tables
  • API access to underlying data
  • Rudimentary search
  • Simple relationships (i.e. the records in the assignments table belong to a record in the class table)
  • CSV import with the option to "start over", "add & update", and "add & ignore."

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Routine Maintenance

I'm busy working on a major feature for Conductor (custom data storage), but wanted to make sure to push a couple of updates this week.

  • Fixed a problem when determining Upload references. Prior to fix, only first upload in the content was referenced.  Now all uploads are referenced.
  • Updated listing page for Uploads to include a link to "Show" the upload.  Thank you Linnie Caye for the suggestion.

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