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.
Update: October 16 (10:30 am):
Ex Libris just informed us that the batch queues need to taken down while the extract finishes. So not all activities can resume for all the libraries until the extract is completed and we are notified by Ex Libris that it is done.
Update: October 16 (10:00 am):
Ex Libris has informed us that the data extracts for MSU50, CSS50, MCT50 have completed, and MHS50 is currently running as expected.
They have advised that normal activities can resume for all libraries except for MHS Cataloging and ACQ until their extract is completed.
Update October 15:
We have been given new estimates for how long the Aleph production server will be unavailable for tech services. Ex Libris now states the data extracts will not complete until 10 PM on Tuesday, October 17!!
This means no tech service activities on Aleph for ALL libraries until around 10 PM on Tuesday, October 17 now!
We will continue to send updates of time estimates as we receive them from Ex Libris or when Aleph is available for normal activities again.