PALS received a vanguard library extract update from Dolph, our Ex Libris Project Manager, yesterday afternoon. Ex Libris has identified data extract issues that are important enough to address and needs to partially redo the data extracts for each vanguard library. It was agreed that the issues in question are too significant to let go unaddressed to make a meaningful data extract for testing.
Therefore, to be the least intrusive on your work and keep the project on schedule, they will redo the Inventory data extract for MSU beginning at 5 PM tonight. They will redo the Inventory data for the other three libraries (CSS, MCT, and MHS) starting at 5 PM on Thursday night.
We have been notified that the extracts are expected to complete by approximately midnight tonight.
All processes should be running on Aleph, but we are still asking that all libraries restrict activity as much as possible until the extracts have been completed. This means mainly batch jobs and database updates that tend to slow down the data extract process.
Since it is working on the MHS extracts, they are asked to restrict all CAT (and ACQ) activity until the extracts are done.
We will send out another update when the extracts have been completed and normal activity can resume.
Update: October 16 (3:30 pm):
From Deb Domek:
I have started the batch_queues against the request from Ex Libris. I was told that by having them running, it would slow the extract way down for the last library MHS. I have not been given an updated estimate of when they expect the final extract to finish.
In the meantime, please restrict activity as much as possible until we are notified that the extract has finished. However, the batch queues are no longer down for some urgent ILL processing to complete or other necessary work that cannot wait.
When I am notified of an estimate of extract completion by leaving the process up, I may need to shut the job_list and batch queues down overnight, but plan to leave it up tonight through tomorrow.
IMPORTANT! Due to the extraction of data for the vanguard libraries, the Aleph production system may not be used BY ANY LIBRARY for any Technical Services Processes from 11:00 am on Saturday, October 14 until about 12:00 noon on Sunday, October 15.