Bulletins

Botany Drupal websites update

All Botany Drupal websites will be unavailable briefly between 4-5PM on Wednesday, Feb 20 for security updates.

Botany Backup Service back to normal

Due to backup storage system migration request by UBC IT, Botany Backup service was unavailable for a few days. It took more time to migrate than we expected. But finally this service is back to normal since early on Saturday, Feb 9.

Botany websites maintenance – done

Several Botany websites were temporary unavailable for maintenance. Now we have applied the security patches. Everything should be back to normal.

Backup service recovered

Botany backup service is now back to work around 3PM on Jan 16, 2019. There was some storage problem. We contacted UBC IT, and they have fixed the problem.

Botany Drupal Websites offline for security updates

All Botany Drupal Websites (www.botany.ubc.ca, in.botany.ubc.ca, and db.botany.ubc.ca) are taken offline for security updates from 10AM-12PM on Wednesday, Apr25.

Botany Drupal websites 2 hour offline on March 28

As requested by UBC IT, we will take all three Botany Drupal websites (botany.ubc.ca, in.botany.ubc.ca, db.botany.ubc.ca) offline at 10am tomorrow (Wednesday, Mar 28th), so that we can install security patches to fix a highly critical security vulnerability. All three websites are scheduled to be offline for around 2 hours. If you are managing your own […]

No more Xerox in Botany

The last two leased Xerox printers in Botany have been disconnected today. Please check https://it.botany.ubc.ca/it-services-and-resources/print-service/ for other available printers.

Rule for @ubc.ca addresses to receive external emails

For a FASmail email address that ends with @ubc.ca to receive emails from external email addresses (such as Gmail or Yahoo mail addresses), it must be listed under the UBC directory (https://www.directory.ubc.ca/index.cfm). This rule has caused several of our users unable to receive emails from external users. If you are using a FASmail account end […]

Botany website updates overnight

Botany website and Botany Internal website will be offline from 9PM-12AM on Jan 30, 2018 for installation of security updates. The real downtime may be shorter.

Email accounts hosted outside Canada (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, iCloud) cannot be used for work purposes

“Email accounts hosted outside Canada (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, iCloud) cannot be used for work purposes.” said the University Counsel and the Chief Information Officer. You can find more information at https://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2015/05/Fact-Sheet-Privacy-of-Email-Systems.pdf .