PASSHE IT auditors are scheduled to test the disaster-recovery systems on Friday, June 10, 2011.
Each year, PASSHE IT auditors require a test of the disaster-recovery systems. This year the testing will take place on Friday, June 10, 2011. This will mean that the production systems (PRD, ESS Portal, BI) will go offline at noon on June 10 and will not be available again until after the normal back up finishes on Saturday morning.
Bringing PRD down and then re-establishing it on separate hardware is a critical component of this test. A few individuals will be asked to help with the test by logging onto the recovered system and testing a few of the critical transactions (check printing, ACH, creating POs etc.) Any test data will be discarded on the recovered PRD system.
We apologize for any inconvenience but this is a necessary test and provides us with assurance that our systems can be up and running in the event of a disaster at our data center.