Campus computer systems to receive upgrade

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Georgia Southern University’s IT Services will perform an upgrade to the computer system on campus that will prevent students from using Eagle Express for most of the weekend.

“People who use Eagle Express as their means of spending will be unable to use that beginning Friday evening,” Joey Reeves, director of Technical Services, said.

The upgrade will also add more storage space and will begin tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.

“This upgrade is necessary in order to expand the system and expand the system’s user capacity,” Reeves said.

IT Services is hoping to have the system back up and running on Saturday, but students need to be prepared for the system to be down for the weekend, Reeves said.

Services such as Banner, WINGS, Sharepoint and print services will not be available. The inability to access Eagle Express is expected to be the biggest interference.

“The upgrade is not too complicated. The most difficult part will be backing up the current data in order to continue with the update,” Reeves said

Due to Friday being the end of the Long Term summer classes, IT Services is making efforts to make sure that My.GeorgiaSouthern, Folio and other systems students use for school work will not be affected, Reeves said. The update is scheduled for the weekend in hopes there will be as little users trying to access the server as possible.

“Users of the system won’t notice anything different after the server is updated,” Reeves said.

Reeves refused to comment on why IT services is conducting the update before the completion of Term B classes.