Update #1: Maintenance has been completed. All systems are back to normal. Outage was less severe than expected.

Topic: GeoDist Emergency Maintenance Complete


Date/Time Issued: May 31, 2022 1730Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  McIDAS Product Data


Date/Time of the Initial Impact:  May 31, 2022 1500Z


Date/Time of Expected End:  May 31, 2022 1700Z


Length of the Outage: 2 hours


Details/Specifics of Change:

ESPC’s geodist servers, used to distribute McIDAS data, need to be shut down for emergency maintenance. They should be back in service within 30 minutes. This will affect both internal and external users, and also affects both the primary and backup servers.


Key items –


Geodist1 – McIDAS Derived products (GHE, Arctic Composites)

Geodist4 – Polar satellite products

Geodist5 – Model data

Geodist6 – Meteosat data (prime and Indian Ocean), Global Mosaics

Geodist7 – Himawari data


We except that all data ingested to these machines will be lost between 1500-1700Z today; most, not necessarily all, will be recovered after 1700Z.




Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov at 301-817-3880

Web Site(s) for Applicable Information: N/A

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